Definitions for enable
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enable.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To make able; to confer power; to give strength or ability.
Etymology: from able.
If thou would’st vouchsafe to overspread
Me with the shadow of thy gentle wing,
I should enabled be thy acts to sing. Edmund Spenser, Hymn on Love.
His great friendship with God might enable him, and his compassion might incline him. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
He points out to him the way of life, strengthens his weakness, restores his lapses, and enables him to walk and persevere in it. John Rogers, Sermon 14.
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.
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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
The strategy needs to be reinforced, there is no reason why we cannot try to reach every child to enable them to be fully immunized and protected against this disease.
It should have been done this year or, even better, next year. That would enable the staff to tee up the major issues of contention that we have as well as those issues that we may have some commonality and agreement on.
Policies that enable people in the poorest countries to access healthier foods — particularly reducing salt intake and making fruit and vegetables more affordable and accessible — alongside improving detection by expanding universal health coverage and primary care, and ensuring uninterrupted access to effective drugs, must be financed and implemented to slow the growing epidemic of high blood pressure in low - and middle-income countries.
This investment from some of the world's most experienced and successful private investment firms will enable us to accelerate that strategy while preserving the family-led culture that is core to our success.
To substitute 100 percent of the kerosene use today, we will not do it with algae alone. We need a combination of different technologies to actually enable that substitution.
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- давам възможностBulgarian
- habilitarCatalan, Valencian
- aktivovat, umožnitCzech
- berechtigen, einschalten, ermöglichen, anordnen, aktivieren, freigeben, befähigenGerman
- autoriser, permettre, activerFrench
- thoir comas do, thoir cothrom doScottish Gaelic
- in staat stellen, inschakelenDutch
- possibilitar, habilitarPortuguese
- уполномочивать, давать возможность, активировать, включатьRussian
- ursäkta, möjliggöra, kraftSwedish
- cho phépVietnamese
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