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
But the technology that creates new sins also enables new precommitment
  strategies.
Slow motion enables viewers to see precisely where a play succeeds or fails.
To him, land is only the instrument which enables him to earn the wages of this
  labour, and to make the profits of this stock.
Feedback enables researchers to control an atom's wave function.
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