enable

[en-ey-buhl]
verb (used with object), enabled, enabling.
1.
to make able; give power, means, competence, or ability to; authorize: This document will enable him to pass through the enemy lines unmolested.
2.
to make possible or easy: Aeronautics enables us to overcome great distances.
3.
to make ready; equip (often used in combination): Web-enabled cell phones.

Origin:
1375–1425; Middle English; see en-1, able

enabler, noun
preenable, verb (used with object), preenabled, preenabling.


1. empower, qualify, allow, permit.
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enable (ɪnˈeɪbəl)
 
vb
1.  to provide (someone) with adequate power, means, opportunity, or authority (to do something)
2.  to make possible
3.  to put (a digital electronic circuit element) into an operative condition by supplying a suitable input pulse
 
en'ablement
 
n
 
en'abler
 
n

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Word Origin & History

enable
mid-15c., from en- "make, put in" + able. Related: Enabled; enabling.
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Example sentences
The goal of this new framework is to better enable all countries to adapt to
  that future climate.
This would enable people to become more specialized.
We're here with hundreds of colleagues to encourage and enable booksellers to
  master their trade.
Its inventors hope it will enable more blind people to work in offices.
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