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Verb (transitive)
13 in 13 verses (in OT : 13 in 13 verses)


enablev. t. 
  •  To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong.  1 Tim. i. 12.  [1913 Webster]
    "Receive the Holy Ghost, said Christ to his apostles, when he enabled them with priestly power."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Temperance gives Nature her full play, and enables her to exert herself in all her force and vigor."  [1913 Webster]


1 (foll. by to + infin.) give (a person etc.) the means or authority to do something.
2 make possible.
3 esp. Computing make (a device) operational; switch on.

enabling act
1 a statute empowering a person or body to take certain action.
2 US a statute legalizing something otherwise unlawful.
enabler n.



OK, accredit, adapt, adjust, agree to, aid, allow, approve, arm, assent to, assign, assist, attune, authorize, capacitate, certificate, certify, charter, clothe, clothe with power, commission, condition, delegate, depute, deputize, empower, endow, endue, enfranchise, entitle, entrust, equip, expedite, facilitate, fit, franchise, furnish, give official sanction, give power, go along with, help, invest, legalize, legitimize, let, license, make possible, okay, patent, permit, prepare, privilege, put in trim, put in tune, qualify, ratify, ready, sanction, suit, tune, validate, warrant




VB be powerful, gain power, belong to, pertain to, lie in one's power, be in one's power, can, be able, give power, confer power, exercise power, empower, enable, invest, indue, endue, endow, arm, strengthen, compel.

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