Enable meaning

ĕ-nā'bəl
To activate (a device, a software function or feature, etc.)
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Enable is defined as to make something possible.

An example of enable is giving someone money to pay for a car.

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To make operational; activate.

Enabled the computer's modem; enable a nuclear warhead.

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To make possible or effective; specif., to make possible or support the dysfunctional behavior of (someone), as by denying it exists or compensating for it in some way.
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To turn on; activate. See disabled for details.
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To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong.
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(Should we delete(+) This redundant sense?) 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.
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(Should we delete(+) This redundant sense?) To allow a way out or excuse for an action.

His parents enabled him to go on buying drugs.

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To give legal power, capacity, or sanction to.

A law enabling a new federal agency.

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To behave in a manner that facilitates or supports (another's abusive, addictive, or self-destructive behavior).
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Origin of enable

  • en- +‎ able
    From Wiktionary