Definitions for habilitatehəˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt
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ha•bil•i•tatehəˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt(v.)-tat•ed, -tat•ing.
(v.t.)to clothe or dress.
to make fit.
(v.i.)to become fit.
Origin of habilitate:
1595–1605; < ML habilitātus, ptp. of habilitāre to make fit. See ability , -ate1
qualify for teaching at a university in Europe
"He habilitated after his sabbatical at a prestigious American university"
dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, habilitate, fit out, apparel(verb)
provide with clothes or put clothes on
"Parents must feed and dress their child"
European institutions of higher education: To qualify as an instructor or professor. Usually associated with defense of a dissertation or similar project.
qualified or entitled
to fit out; to equip; to qualify; to entitle