a|bly [ˈeıbli] adv
cleverly, skilfully, or well
She was ably assisted by her team of researchers.

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  • ably — ably; ac·count·ably; change·ably; com·fort·ably; com·mend·ably; com·pan·ion·ably; con·ceiv·ably; de·pend·ably; de·sir·ably; dis·put·ably; dis·tin·guish·ably; en·vi·ably; ex·cus·ably; ex·pect·ably; fa·vor·ably; force·ably; for·giv·ably; form·ably; …   English syllables

  • Ably — A bly, adv. In an able manner; with great ability; as, ably done, planned, said. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -ably — a*bly A suffix composed of able and the adverbial suffix ly; as, favorably. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ably — [adv] capably adroitly, capably, competently; concept 527 …   New thesaurus

  • -ably — [ə blē] suffix forming adverbs in a way indicating a (specified) ability, tendency, etc …   English World dictionary

  • ably — [ā′blē] adv. in an able manner; skillfully …   English World dictionary

  • -ably — suffix forming adverbs corresponding to adjectives in able. * * * adverb suffix see able * * * a suffix combining able and ly that forms adverbs corresponding to adjectives ending in able: commendably; dependably; tolerably. Also, ibly. * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ably — [[t]e͟ɪbli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with v Ably means skilfully and successfully. He was ably assisted by a number of members from the Middlesex branches …   English dictionary

  • ably — adverb In an able manner; with great ability. ably done, planned, said …   Wiktionary

  • ably — adv. Ably is used with these verbs: ↑assist, ↑represent, ↑support …   Collocations dictionary

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