Able vs. Willing

Able vs. Willing — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Able and Willing

Ableadjective

Having sufficient power or resources to accomplish something

a singer able to reach high notes.a detergent able to remove stains.

Willingadjective

Disposed or inclined; prepared

I am willing to overlook your mistakes.

Ableadjective

Usage Problem Susceptible to action or treatment

The brakes were able to be fixed.

Willingadjective

Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant

a willing worker.

Ableadjective

Especially capable or proficient

The new programmers proved to be very able.

Willingadjective

Done, given, or accepted voluntarily or ungrudgingly.

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Ableadjective

Easy to use.

Willingadjective

Ready to do something that is not (can't be expected as) a matter of course.

If my boyfriend isn't willing to change his drinking habits, I will split up with him.

Ableadjective

Suitable; competent.

Willingnoun

The execution of a will.

Ableadjective

Liable to.

Willingnoun

the act of making a choice;

followed my father of my own volition
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Ableadjective

Having the necessary powers or the needed resources to accomplish a task.

Willingadjective

disposed or inclined toward;

a willing participantwilling helpers

Ableadjective

Free from constraints preventing completion of task; permitted to; not prevented from.

I’ll see you as soon as I’m able.With that obstacle removed, I am now able to proceed with my plan.I’m only able to visit you when I have other work here.That cliff is able to be climbed.

Willingadjective

not brought about by coercion or force;

the confession was uncoerced

Ableadjective

Having the physical strength; robust; healthy.

After the past week of forced marches, only half the men are fully able.

Willingadjective

disposed or willing to comply;

someone amenable to persuasionthe spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak

Ableadjective

(obsolete) Rich; well-to-do.

He was born to an able family.

Ableadjective

Gifted with skill, intelligence, knowledge, or competence.

The chairman was also an able sailor.

Ableadjective

(law) Legally qualified or competent.

He is able to practice law in six states.

Ableadjective

(nautical) Capable of performing all the requisite duties; as an able seaman.

Ableverb

To make ready.

Ableverb

To make capable; to enable.

Ableverb

To dress.

Ableverb

To give power to; to reinforce; to confirm.

Ableverb

To vouch for; to guarantee.

Ablenoun

The letter "A".Wp

Ableadjective

(usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something;

able to swimshe was able to program her computerwe were at last able to buy a carable to get a grant for the project

Ableadjective

have the skills and qualifications to do things well;

able teachersa capable administratorchildren as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable

Ableadjective

having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity;

able to learnhuman beings are able to walk on two feetSuperman is able to leap tall buildings

Ableadjective

having a strong healthy body;

an able seamanevery able-bodied young man served in the army