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- To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong.
- 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.
- To allow a way out or excuse for an action.
- His parents enabled him to continue buying drugs.
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- enable in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- enable in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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