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habilitate

[huh-bil-i-teyt] /həˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), habilitated, habilitating.
1.
to clothe or dress.
2.
to make fit.
verb (used without object), habilitated, habilitating.
3.
to become fit.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Medieval Latin habilitātus, past participle of habilitāre to make fit. See ability, -ate1
Related forms
habilitation, noun
habilitative, adjective
habilitator, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for habilitating

habilitate

/həˈbɪlɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (mainly Western US) to equip and finance (a mine)
2.
(intransitive) to qualify for office
3.
(transitive) (archaic) to clothe
Derived Forms
habilitation, noun
habilitator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin habilitāre to make fit, from Latin habilitās aptness, readiness; see ability
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