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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
able to do [sth] exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." (capable of doing)essere capace di fare [qlcs] vi
  in grado di fare [qlcs] loc agg
  potere fare [qlcs] vtr
 The only people able to afford to buy a house in this area are millionaires.
be able to do [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (can, have the ability to do)essere in grado di fare [qlcs], essere capace di fare [qlcs], riuscire a far [qlcs] vi
 Claire wasn't able to reach the jar on the top shelf.
able adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (can, capable)in grado loc agg
  essere capace, esserne capace vi
 Please help if you're able.
 Dammi una mano se sei in grado.
able adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (competent)capace, abile, competente agg
 The new employee is an able young woman.
 La nuova impiegata è una donna giovane e capace.
able adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (talented)abile, capace, valido agg
  di talento loc agg
 Lenny is the most able copywriter we have.
 Lenny è il pubblicitario più abile che abbiamo.
able,
ible
suffixsuffix: Added to end of word stem--for example, friendless = friend+less.
(adj: capable of, fit for) (suffisso, con verbi in -are)-abile
  (suffisso, con verbi in -ere, -ire)-ibile
 For example: teachable, irresistible
 Per esempio: insegnabile
 Per esempio: irresistibile
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2019:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
able seaman,
plural: able seamen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK, historical (navy: experienced sailor)marinaio scelto nm
 Thomas Jones was an able seaman on the Titanic.
able seaman,
plural: able seamen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(worker on ship's deck)marinaio di coperta nm
 The able seamen perform maintenance tasks and handle the ship's operations.
able to adapt to [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (flexible)in grado di adattarsi a [qlcs]
  capace di adattarsi a [qlcs] agg
 We are looking for an employee who is able to adapt to a variety of situations.
 Stiamo cercando un impiegato in grado di adattarsi a diverse situazioni.
able-bodied adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not physically disabled)robusto agg
  di sana costituzione loc agg
Nota: A hyphen is used when the adjective precedes the noun
 We need all able-bodied men in the village to help fill sand bags before the river crests.
 Servono tutti gli uomini robusti del paese per riempire i sacchi di sabbia, prima che il fiume raggiunga la piena.
the able-bodied nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (not physically disabled)persone prive di handicap nfpl
  non disabili nmpl
 People with disabilities enjoy sports as much as the able-bodied do.
 I disabili praticano gli sport tanto quanto le persone prive di handicap
best able to do [sth] preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (most capable of)il più adatto a, il più adatto per agg
 The promotion should go to the one best able to handle the responsibility.
 La promozione dovrebbe essere data al più adatto a fronteggiare la responsabilità.
get-at-able adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (accessible)a portata di mano loc agg
  accessibile agg
 Make sure that the fire extinguisher is get-at-able if it is needed.
get-at-able adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (vulnerable to attack)attaccabile, vulnerabile agg
  con punti deboli loc agg
 Computer hackers have proved that the system is get-at-able.
getatable,
get-at-able
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (place: easy to reach)raggiungibile agg
getatable,
get-at-able
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (thing: easy to access)accessibile agg
  a portata di mano loc agg
getatable,
get-at-able
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (person: easy to reach)raggiungibile, contattabile agg
not be able viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be unable, be incapable)non essere in grado di, non riuscire a vi
 If you have another beer you will not be able to drive home.
 Se bevi un'altra birra, non sarai in grado di guidare al ritorno.
  non potere vi
ready,
willing and able
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
informal (capable of taking on a task)pronto, capace e motivato agg
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Collocations: able to [walk, attend, eat, talk, understand, work], [she, the baby, the patient] is able to [walk], will not be able to [walk] (again), more...

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