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"
To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong.
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.
To allow a way out or excuse for an action.
His parents enabled him to continue buying drugs.
to give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-ā′bl, v.t. to make able: to give power, strength, or authority to.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ENABLE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2154
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'ENABLE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2847
Rank popularity for the word 'ENABLE' in Verbs Frequency: #229
The numerical value of ENABLE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ENABLE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Iran has not provided any explanations that enable the agency to clarify the outstanding practical measures.
Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.
In general, the regime agrees to ceasefires to cement a military victory or to enable the movement of supplies or redeployment of forces elsewhere.
When a man's knowledge is sufficient to attain, and his virtue is not sufficient to enable him to hold, whatever he may have gained, he will lose again.
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Translations for ENABLE
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- давам възможностBulgarian
- habilitarCatalan, Valencian
- umožnit, aktivovatCzech
- befähigen, freigeben, aktivieren, anordnen, einschalten, ermöglichen, berechtigenGerman
- permettre, activer, autoriserFrench
- thoir comas do, thoir cothrom doScottish Gaelic
- inschakelen, in staat stellenDutch
- possibilitar, habilitarPortuguese
- уполномочивать, включать, активировать, давать возможностьRussian
- kraft, möjliggöra, ursäktaSwedish
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