- noun1 skill/power to do sthADJECTIVE▪ exceptional, extraordinary, great, outstanding, remarkable, uncanny▪ inherent, innate, natural▪
It's important to discover the natural abilities of each child.▪ proven▪ academic, acting, artistic, athletic, creative, intellectual, linguistic, mathematical, musical, psychic, reading, technical▪ mental, physical… OF ABILITY▪ level▪
She showed a high level of ability as a runner.VERB + ABILITY▪ have, possess▪ retain▪ demonstrate, show▪
Both players demonstrated their ability to hit the ball hard.▪ acquire, develop, enhance, improve▪ lack▪ lose▪
I seem to have lost my ability to attract clients.▪ affect, hamper, hinder, impair, impede, limit, undermine▪ appreciate, recognize▪
Fox's abilities were soon recognized.▪ doubt, question▪ overestimate, underestimatePREPOSITION▪ ability in▪
She showed great ability in mathematics.PHRASES▪ to the best of your ability▪
We will keep you informed to the best of our ability.2 speed with which sb learnsADJECTIVE▪ high▪
The school does nothing for children of high ability.▪ limited, low▪ average, mixed▪
It is much more difficult to teach a mixed-ability class.VERB + ABILITY▪ assess, measure, testABILITY + NOUN▪ level▪ rangePHRASES▪ a range of ability, a range of abilities▪
I taught a wide range of abilities.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.