ability to act or perform
See capacity.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • act — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. & v. See action, drama, conduct, affectation, representation, rule. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An action] Syn. action, deed, performance, exploit; see action 2 . 2. [An official or legal s …   English dictionary for students

  • To exert one's self — Exert Ex*ert , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exerted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exerting}.] [L. exertus, exsertus, p. p. of exerere, exserere, to thrust out; ex out + serere to join or bind together. See {Series}, and cf. {Exsert}.] 1. To thrust forth; to emit;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ability — [n1] power to act, perform aptitude, capability, capacity, competence, competency, comprehension, dexterity, endowment, facility, faculty, intelligence, might, potentiality, qualification, resourcefulness, skill, strength, talent, understanding;… …   New thesaurus

  • perform — performable, adj. performer, n. /peuhr fawrm /, v.t. 1. to carry out; execute; do: to perform miracles. 2. to go through or execute in the proper, customary, or established manner: to perform the marriage ceremony. 3. to carry into effect;… …   Universalium

  • perform — /pəˈfɔm / (say puh fawm) verb (t) 1. to carry out; execute; do: to perform miracles. 2. to go through or execute in due form: to perform a ceremony. 3. to carry into effect; fulfil. 4. to act (a play, a part, etc.), as on the stage. 5. to render… …   Australian English dictionary

  • perform — per•form [[t]pərˈfɔrm[/t]] v. t. 1) to carry out; execute; do: to perform surgery[/ex] 2) to execute in the proper, customary, or established manner: to perform a marriage ceremony[/ex] 3) to carry into effect; fulfill: to perform a contract[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • ability — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. power, skill, competency, capacity, capability, aptitude, faculty, talent (inf.), know how; what it takes (si). Ant., inability, incompetency. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Capacity to act] Syn. aptitude,… …   English dictionary for students

  • ability — Capacity to perform an act or service; e.g. to support spouse and family. Financial ability is usually construed as referring to pecuniary ability. See also able to earn capacity incapacity …   Black's law dictionary

  • ability — Capacity to perform an act or service; e.g. to support spouse and family. Financial ability is usually construed as referring to pecuniary ability. See also able to earn capacity incapacity …   Black's law dictionary

  • To hold pace with — pace pace (p[=a]s), n. [OE. pas, F. pas, from L. passus a step, pace, orig., a stretching out of the feet in walking; cf. pandere, passum, to spread, stretch; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. {Pas}, {Pass}.] 1. A single movement from one foot to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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