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Meaning of ENABLE

Pronunciation:  en'eybul

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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.

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