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ɛnˈeɪ blɪŋen·abling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enablingadjective

    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. enablingverb

    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. Ahmed Korayem:

    The mind holds a specific image of who we currently are, not who we are yet to become. Subconscious fears change since it can't fathom life as the new-self. In that, it will fight, create stories, excuses and limiting theories on why one should remain where they are. Why would it do such a thing? Because it's what it knows. It knows it exists in the current reality and has no guarantees that it will exist in the new one. It also knows you (its host) is alive with the current reality and has no guarantees if you will be alive if you make the transition to the new one. Just trust in that you're enabling in the divine will of the universe to unfold in order to move the world forward. Yes, your work will elevate the level of human consciousness. That is how important you are!

  2. Du Pont:

    Some people are just basically jerks, whether he was born a jerk or was made a jerk, he was a jerk. He was a mean guy. Money was inconsequential to him. When you have years and years of enabling by scores of people because of your incredible wealth, it can veer into tragic circumstances.

  3. Naly Pilorge:

    Victim-blaming rhetoric, which the Cambodian government has continued to espouse ... only further entrenches gender inequality and sustains an enabling environment for violence and impunity, without a genuine commitment to gender equality from all levels of government, the [plan] will have little impact on the lives of women in Cambodia.

  4. Angus Canvin:

    We welcome today's FPC recognition that UCITS funds already manage redemption requests by investors well, enabling them to respond to any surges in redemption requests.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Effective Leaders transform weaknesses of their followers into strengths, enabling the followers to see and identify opportunity in every threat. Effective Leaders are not sweet talking, and they don't turn the organization into a Country Club; but they surely uplift the organization above the status quo, and importantly, expand the capability of their followers beyond the norm.

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