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enable

en·a·ble

enable

 
 
pronunciation:
ih neI bl
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: enabled, enables, enabling
definition 1: to give means or power to; make able; allow; authorize.
These new glasses enable me to see more clearly.This license enables you to fish in all the lakes of the area.
synonyms:
allow, authorize, empower, let, permit
similar words:
assist, help, qualify
definition 2: to make possible, feasible, or easy.
She's old now, but her daughter's help enables her to continue living at home.
synonyms:
facilitate, permit
antonyms:
prevent, prohibit
similar words:
aid, assist, ease, further, promote
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