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1. enable

render capable or able for some task

Example Sentences:
'This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street'
'The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to provide (someone) with adequate power, means, opportunity, or authority (to do something)
to make possible
to put (a digital electronic circuit element) into an operative condition by supplying a suitable input pulse

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verb transitiveWord forms: enˈabled or enˈabling
to make able; provide with means, opportunity, power, or authority
financial aid enabled Lou to attend college
to authorize, allow, or permit
legislation enabling free trade, software enabling computer network access
to make possible or effective; specif., to make possible or support the dysfunctional behavior of (someone), as by denying it exists or compensating for it in some way

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tr.v. en·a·bled, en·a·bling, en·a·bles
a. To supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity (to do something); make able: a hole in the fence that enabled us to watch; techniques that enable surgeons to repair the heart.
b. To make feasible or possible: funds that will enable construction of new schools.
2. To give legal power, capacity, or sanction to: a law enabling a new federal agency.
3. To make operational; activate: enabled the computer's modem; enable a nuclear warhead.
4. To behave in a manner that facilitates or supports (another's abusive, addictive, or self-destructive behavior).

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