Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of ENABLE

Pronunciation:  en'eybul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
 

ENABLE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Antonyms: disable, disenable, incapacitate
 
 See Also: alter, change, empower, endow, endue, equip, gift, indue, invest

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*a"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enabled}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Enabling}.]
1. To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong.
   [Obs.] ``Who hath enabled me.'' --1 Tim. i. 12.

         Receive the Holy Ghost, said Christ to his apostles,
         when he enabled them with priestly power. --Jer.
                                               Taylor.

2. To make able (to do, or to be, something); to confer
   sufficient power upon; to furnish with means,
   opportunities, and the like; to render competent for; to
   empower; to endow.

         Temperance gives Nature her full play, and enables
         her to exert herself in all her force and vigor.
                                               --Addison.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accredit, adapt, adjust, agree to, aid, allow, approve, arm, assent to, assign, assist, attune, authorize, capacitate, certificate, certify, charter, clothe, clothe with power, commission, condition, delegate, depute, deputize, empower, endow, endue, enfranchise, entitle, entrust, equip, expedite, facilitate, fit, franchise, furnish, give official sanction, give power, go along with, help, invest, legalize, legitimize, let, license, make possible, OK, okay, patent, permit, prepare, privilege, put in trim, put in tune, qualify, ratify, ready, sanction, suit, tune, validate, warrant
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY