Enable Definition

enabled, enables, enabling
enabled, enables, enabling
To make able; provide with means, opportunity, power, or authority.
Financial aid enabled Lou to attend college.
Webster's New World
To authorize, allow, or permit.
Legislation enabling free trade, software enabling computer network access.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World
To give legal power, capacity, or sanction to.
A law enabling a new federal agency.
American Heritage
To activate (a device, a software function or feature, etc.)
Webster's New World

Origin of Enable

  • en- +‎ able

    From Wiktionary

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