Definition for ability

noun as in power to act, perform

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Example Sentences

The decision cannot be based on traditional parameters of willingness or ability to pay.

From Fortune

In the mid-1970s, King’s supervisors told him to hire more women to fill quotas, though they were still skeptical of his ability to retain those women, assuming they’d either quit or be fired soon after starting work.

The ability to on-board a senior employee remotely as well as the agency team working remotely has DeMuth warming up to remote hiring.

From Digiday

One effective option is simply shutting off their worst-performing exchanges, particularly if they aren’t critical to the advertiser’s ability to scale.

From Digiday

Creating a mentorship program is unlikely to inhibit anyone’s ability to be creative, she added.

From Digiday

That article noted that the F-35 does not currently have the ability to down-link live video to ground troops,.

Speech, in this case, is our ability to spend money on a goofy entertainment.

Nor does the jet have the ability to capture high-definition video, utilize an infra-red pointer.

Police, their representatives and supporters tell us, ensure our freedom of speech through our ability to protest.

Her magical ability to shrink people just by staring at them is also put to great use here.

Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.

In disease, the amount of solids depends mainly upon the activity of metabolism and the ability of the kidneys to excrete.

The ability to sustain the tone for a long time will increase, and with it the power of the muscles exercised.

The presence of a large gold fund was an assurance of the ability to return to specie payments after the close of the war.

Much has been said and written about the courage of the lion, and his ability to attack and kill any other animal.


On this page you'll find 150 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ability, such as: capability, capacity, competence, intelligence, qualification, and skill.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.