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.
To give ability to.
They did enable the task easil.Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020
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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
Examples of enable in a Sentence
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
I presume that if this wreckage does turn out to be from a Boeing 777 that the analysts will do their best ... to try to work out exactly where it came from, i don't know how accurate that will be but I dare say it will give us some more evidence and it might enable us to further refine the search area, it might.
We are today in a global competition for jobs. And, the best way to make America successful in this environment is to arm our people with the technical capabilities that enable them to win that global contest for prosperity.
We hope to build more units in morthern Kenya to enable communities access this service.
endurance will enable a man to get to the summit, but it takes willpower to keep him there.
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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
- cho phépVietnamese
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