able to make (something)

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able to make (something)

Able to attend an event or other social gathering. I have a prior commitment, so I won't be able to make the event Friday night. My work schedule changed, so I'm able to make your party after all!
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able to make an event

able to attend an event. (Able to can be replaced with can.) I don't think I'll be able to make your party, but thanks for asking me.
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I suppose you will be able to make many purchases now--to buy shoes and dresses and all sorts of things?
Whether upon release the PlayStation Vita will be able to make good its potential and overcome (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/158550/20110607/sony-lulzsec-lulz-hack-hacked-psn-playstation-e3-vita-ngp-nintendo.htm) the current hacking troubles facing its parent company remains to be seen, but it will certainly be interesting to watch it try.
Will I be able to make it to the bathroom independently?
By the time we were ready to do a full length, Todd had moved to LA and said that he wouldn't be able to make it to the studio to do the record, so it was just Dan, Nell, and me.
Gifted or talented children may seem mature for their age, but they may not be able to make mature career decisions.
We've got to be able to make sure we don't over-rely on technology when technology would not serve us well.
If we could tear the sheet apart and think of these attributes separately, we just may be able to make the customers what they want and produce a relatively high margin product at the same time.
In my case, and I don't know if this was a conscious decision, I never seemed able to make work that went with the painting that came just before it.
And it's bringing automakers closer and closer to being able to make the right car at the right price at the right time for the right person.
Also, in spite of the teacher's rendition of the word basket and her mispronunciation of "saize" for "says" she was still able to make sense of the story by using good meaning-making strategies.
Now, we're able to make this a glorious place to live once again."
The roughly 12,000 state-registered advisers will not be able to make the transition to electronic filing until state officials pass regulations to implement the IARD.
If prior years' taxable gifts put the taxpayer in the 39% gift tax bracket, he will be able to make additional gifts in 1999 of only $23,717.95 ($9,250/0.39) without incurring a gift tax liability.
Let's say you agree with the position--which is not the Catholic position--that everyone should be able to make a choice about living or dying and have that choice implemented.
The client was able to make an informed decision, based on a cost-benefit analysis.
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