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tr.v. ca·pac·i·tat·ed, ca·pac·i·tat·ing, ca·pac·i·tates
1. To render fit or make qualified; enable.
2. Biology To cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes needed to penetrate and fertilize an egg.
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1. (Law) to make legally competent
2. rare to make capable
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v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to make capable; enable.
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Past participle: capacitated
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|Verb||1.||capacitate - make legally capable or qualify in law|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
qualify - pronounce fit or able; "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"
|2.||capacitate - cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|3.||capacitate - make capable; "This instruction capacitates us to understand the problem"|
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