(Irregular preterit, past participle: could, been able).
1. Know how to.
2. Be physically or mentally able to.
3. used to indicate possibility — sometimes used interchangeably with may.
4. Be permitted by conscience or feeling to.
5. Be made possible or probable by circumstances to.
6. Be inherently able or designed to.
7. Be logically or axiologically able to.
8. Be enabled by law, agreement, or custom to.
9. Have permission to — used interchangeably with may.
may / ˈmeɪ /
1. To get to or be allowed to do something; SYN. can, get.
2 — used in auxiliary function to express a wish or desire especially in prayer, imprecation, or benediction
3 — used in auxiliary function expressing purpose or expectation or contingency or concession or choice
4. Shall, must — used in law where the sense, purpose, or policy requires this interpretation