Definition of Enable

1. Verb. Render capable or able for some task. "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"

Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Equip, Empower, Endow, Endue, Gift, Indue, Invest
Antonyms: Disable

Definition of Enable

1. v. t. To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong.

Definition of Enable

1. Verb. To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong. ¹

2. Verb. 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. ¹

3. Verb. To allow a way out or excuse for an action. ¹

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Definition of Enable

1. to make possible [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES] - See also: possible

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enable

en garde
en grappe
en pointe
en prise
en quad
en quads
en rapport
en route
en space
en spaces
en suite
en thyrse
enable (current term)
enabling act
enabling clause
enabling legislation

Literary usage of Enable

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1866)
"... and making use of nearly all their additions, have produced a work, the distinctive features of which enable them to set it forth, not merely as ..."

2. Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1886)
"... should be" carefully regarded; a little practice will enable one to acquire that habit of reading the hexameter, which we may liken, roughly, ..."

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