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ably

[ey-blee] /ˈeɪ bli/
adverb
1.
in an able manner; with skill or ability; competently.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English abelli. See able, -ly

-ably

1.
a suffix combining -able and -ly that forms adverbs corresponding to adjectives ending in -able: commendably; dependably; tolerably .
Also, -ibly.
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British Dictionary definitions for ably

ably

/ˈeɪblɪ/
adverb
1.
in a competent or skilful manner
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