Able and Effective


Able adjective - Having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance.

Effective is a synonym for able in capable topic. In some cases you can use "Effective" instead an adjective "Able", when it comes to topics like proficient, able to perform well.

Nearby Word: ability


Effective adjective - Producing or capable of producing a desired result.

Able is a synonym for effective in productive topic. You can use "Able" instead an adjective "Effective", if it concerns topics such as proficient.

Both words in one sentence

  • It's effective enough that, rather than defeating her, Twilight is able to actually swing her to the side of good instead.
  • Film / Hard Boiled Once our heroes are able to create enough of a disturbance inside for these guys to be able to break through, they're very effective.
  • Film / Ghostbusters (1984) Furthermore, they are able to because they are able to study them scientifically and develop effective weapons that are relatively easy to use.
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