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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enable  \En*a"ble\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enabled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Enabling}.] 
  1.  To  give  strength  or  ability  to  to  make  firm  and  strong. 
  [Obs.]  ``Who  hath  enabled  me.''  --1  Tim.  i.  12. 
 
  Receive  the  Holy  Ghost,  said  Christ  to  his  apostles, 
  when  he  enabled  them  with  priestly  power.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Temperance  gives  Nature  her  full  play,  and  enables 
  her  to  exert  herself  in  all  her  force  and  vigor. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enable 
  v  :  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"  [ant:  {disable}] 




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