What does enable mean?

Definitions for enable
ɛnˈeɪ bəlen·able

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enable(verb)

    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. enable(Verb)

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

  2. enable(Verb)

    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. enable(Verb)

    To allow a way out or excuse for an action.

    His parents enabled him to continue buying drugs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enable(verb)

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

  2. Enable(verb)

    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  

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

How to pronounce enable?

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    Karen
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How to say enable in sign language?

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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. Woodrow Wilson:

    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.

  2. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    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.

  3. Nicholas Pinchuk:

    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.

  4. James Lebasha:

    We hope to build more units in morthern Kenya to enable communities access this service.

  5. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    endurance will enable a man to get to the summit, but it takes willpower to keep him there.

Images & Illustrations of enable

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