What does enable mean?

Definitions for enable
ɛnˈeɪ bəlen·able

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enableverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. enableverb

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

  2. enableverb

    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.

  3. enableverb

    To allow a way out or excuse for an action.

    His parents enabled him to continue buying drugs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enableverb

    to give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong

  2. Enableverb

    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

  1. Enable

    en-ā′bl, v.t. to make able: to give power, strength, or authority to.

Editors Contribution

  1. enable

    To give ability to.

    They did enable the task easil.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2154

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enable' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2847

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enable' in Verbs Frequency: #229

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enable in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of enable in a Sentence

  1. Samit Atiya:

    With our strong position in key markets across three continents and innovation focus, we expect to deliver above-market growth, at the same time, our initiatives to improve profitability should enable us to operate within our target margin corridor over the medium term.

  2. Maryam Rajavi:

    Any concessions to the mullahs will, no doubt, enable them to find a way to cheat in order to secretly continue its activity to reach the nuclear bomb...this is unacceptable.

  3. Tim Steiner:

    Grocery retailing is changing and we are ideally positioned to enable other retailers to achieve their online aspirations.

  4. Martin Griffiths:

    The need for liquidity and stabilization of the banking system is now urgent -- not only to save the lives of the Afghan people but also to enable humanitarian organizations to respond.

  5. Steve Jurczyk:

    With this LDSD technology we hope to land about five metric tonnes, that will enable more capable robotic missions.

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