What does enabling mean?

Definitions for enabling
ɛnˈeɪ blɪŋen·abling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enabling(adj)

    providing legal power or sanction

    "an enabling resolution"; "enabling power"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enabling

    of Enable

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  1. Enabling

    Enabling is a term with a double meaning. As a positive term, it references patterns of interaction which allow individuals to develop and grow. These may be on any scale, for example within the family, or in wider society as "Enabling acts" designed to empower some group, or create a new authority for a body. In a negative sense, enabling is also used in the context of problematic behavior, to signify dysfunctional approaches that are intended to help but in fact may perpetuate a problem. A common theme of enabling in this latter sense is that third parties take responsibility, blame, or make accommodations for a person's harmful conduct. The practical effect is that the person himself or herself does not have to do so, and is shielded from awareness of the harm it may do, and the need or pressure to change. It is a major environmental cause of addiction. A common example of enabling can be observed in the relationship between the alcoholic/addict and a codependent spouse. The spouse believes incorrectly that he or she is helping the alcoholic by calling into work for them, making excuses that prevent others from holding them accountable, and generally cleaning up the mess that occurs in the wake of their impaired judgment. In reality what the spouse is doing is hurting, not helping. Enabling prevents psychological growth in the person being enabled and can contribute to negative symptoms in the enabler.

Editors Contribution

  1. enabling

    Verb form of the word enable.

    The enabling factor was love.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enabling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enabling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of enabling in a Sentence

  1. John Reid:

    Irregular migration flows pose particular challenges to a managed and equitable system of migration, australia's strong border protection measures have played a key role in enabling the government to maintain meaningful and significant humanitarian resettlement and assistance programs.

  2. Dave Camp:

    This legislation will ultimately increase charitable giving by making these policies permanent and enabling charities to better serve those in need.

  3. John Reid:

    Australia's strong border protection measures have played a key role in enabling the government to maintain meaningful and significant humanitarian resettlement and assistance programs.

  4. Virgin Galactic:

    The OneWeb system will extend the networks of mobile operators globally, enabling them to provide coverage to rural and remote areas.

  5. Mark Sedgwick:

    AIPA is supportive of the commercial benefits that may flow to Qantas in being able to operate these long premium routes with minimal competition, we want to make sure the safety and fatigue management issues are adequately addressed in the process of enabling these flights.

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