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en·a·ble

 (ĕ-nā′bəl)
tr.v. en·a·bled, en·a·bling, en·a·bles
1.
a. To supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity (to do something); make able: a hole in the fence that enabled us to watch; techniques that enable surgeons to repair the heart.
b. To make feasible or possible: funds that will enable construction of new schools.
2. To give legal power, capacity, or sanction to: a law enabling a new federal agency.
3. To make operational; activate: enabled the computer's modem; enable a nuclear warhead.
4. To behave in a manner that facilitates or supports (another's abusive, addictive, or self-destructive behavior).

en·a′bler n.
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enable

(ɪnˈeɪbəl)
vb (tr)
1. to provide (someone) with adequate power, means, opportunity, or authority (to do something)
2. to make possible
3. (Electronics) to put (a digital electronic circuit element) into an operative condition by supplying a suitable input pulse
enˈablement n
enˈabler n
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en•a•ble

(ɛnˈeɪ bəl)

v.t. -bled, -bling.
1. to make able; provide with means, ability, or opportunity: A scholarship enabled her to attend college.
2. to make possible or easy: Lack of witnesses enabled him to get away with the crime.
3. to authorize; empower: documents enabling them to enter the building.
4. to make ready; equip (often used in combination): Web-enabled cell phones.
[1375–1425]
en•a′bler, n.
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allow

permitletenable

Allow, permit, and let are all used to say that someone is given permission to do something, or is not prevented from doing something. Permit is a formal word.

1. 'allow' and 'permit'

Allow and permit are followed by an object and a to-infinitive clause.

He allowed me to take the course.
They do not permit students to use calculators in exams.

You can say that people are not allowed to do something or are not permitted to do something.

Visitors are not allowed to take photographs in the museum.
Children are not permitted to use the swimming pool.

You can also say that something is not allowed or that it is not permitted.

Running was not allowed in the school.
Picnics are not permitted in the park.
2. 'let'

Let is followed by an object and an infinitive without to.

Let me go to the party on Saturday. I won't be late.

You don't usually use 'let' in the passive. Don't say, for example, 'She was let go to the party'.

3. 'enable'

Don't confuse any of these words with enable. To enable someone to do something means to give them the opportunity to do it. It does not mean to give them permission to do it.

Contraception enables women to plan their families.
The new test should enable doctors to detect the disease early.
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enable


Past participle: enabled
Gerund: enabling

Imperative
enable
enable
Present
I enable
you enable
he/she/it enables
we enable
you enable
they enable
Preterite
I enabled
you enabled
he/she/it enabled
we enabled
you enabled
they enabled
Present Continuous
I am enabling
you are enabling
he/she/it is enabling
we are enabling
you are enabling
they are enabling
Present Perfect
I have enabled
you have enabled
he/she/it has enabled
we have enabled
you have enabled
they have enabled
Past Continuous
I was enabling
you were enabling
he/she/it was enabling
we were enabling
you were enabling
they were enabling
Past Perfect
I had enabled
you had enabled
he/she/it had enabled
we had enabled
you had enabled
they had enabled
Future
I will enable
you will enable
he/she/it will enable
we will enable
you will enable
they will enable
Future Perfect
I will have enabled
you will have enabled
he/she/it will have enabled
we will have enabled
you will have enabled
they will have enabled
Future Continuous
I will be enabling
you will be enabling
he/she/it will be enabling
we will be enabling
you will be enabling
they will be enabling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enabling
you have been enabling
he/she/it has been enabling
we have been enabling
you have been enabling
they have been enabling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enabling
you will have been enabling
he/she/it will have been enabling
we will have been enabling
you will have been enabling
they will have been enabling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enabling
you had been enabling
he/she/it had been enabling
we had been enabling
you had been enabling
they had been enabling
Conditional
I would enable
you would enable
he/she/it would enable
we would enable
you would enable
they would enable
Past Conditional
I would have enabled
you would have enabled
he/she/it would have enabled
we would have enabled
you would have enabled
they would have enabled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enable - render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
equip - provide with abilities or understanding; "She was never equipped to be a dancer"
endow, endue, gift, indue, invest, empower - give qualities or abilities to
disable, disenable, incapacitate - make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer"
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enable

verb
1. allow, permit, facilitate, empower, give someone the opportunity, give someone the means The new test should enable doctors to detect the disease early.
allow stop, prevent, hinder, obstruct, impede
2. authorize, allow, commission, permit, qualify, sanction, entitle, license, warrant, empower, give someone the right The authorities have refused visas to enable them to enter the country.
authorize stop, bar, ban, block, thwart
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

enable

verb
1. To give the means, ability, or opportunity to do:
2. To give authority to:
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Translations
يُمَكِّن
képessé tesz
gera kleift eîa fært
įgalinti
atļautdot iespēju
umožniť
omogočiti
mümkün kılmakolanak sağlamak

enable

[ɪˈneɪbl] VT
1. (= make able) to enable sb to do sthpermitir a algn hacer algo
2. (= make possible) → posibilitar
the new system will enable better communication between doctor and patientel nuevo sistema posibilitará or hará posible una mejor comunicación entre el médico y el paciente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

enable

[ɪnˈeɪbəl] vt
(= make possible) to enable sb to do sth → permettre à qn de faire qch
(= facilitate) [+ development, growth] → favoriser; [+ access] → permettre
(= make usable) [+ device, phone] → activer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

enable

vt
(= make able) to enable somebody to do somethinges jdm ermöglichen or möglich machen, etw zu tun, jdn in den Stand setzen, etw zu tun (geh); what enables the seal to stay under water so long?wodurch ist der Seehund fähig, so lange unter Wasser zu bleiben?
(Jur: = authorize) measures, reformsanordnen; to enable somebody to do somethingjdn (dazu) ermächtigen, etw zu tun
(Comput) → aktivieren
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enable

[ɪˈneɪbl] vt to enable sb to do sthconsentire or permettere a qn di fare qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

enable

(iˈneibl) verb
to make able by giving means, power or authority (to do something). The money I inherited enabled me to go on a world cruise.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

enable

vt (psych) facilitar, ayudar, permitir (que alguien haga algo perjudicial); He enables her helplessness by doing everything for her..El facilita su indefensión por hacer todo por ella; [Nota: En el argot psiquiátrico inglés, cuando uno facilita que alguien haga algo perjudicial se habla de to enable y cuando uno facilita que alguien haga algo beneficioso, se habla de to empower.]
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Enablement today applies just as much to customer service as it does to sales, and in that sense, the subject of our Q&A feature this month, Horst Schulze, could be considered the quintessential customer service enabler. As Associate Editor Sam Del Rowe uncovered during the interview, Schulze was far ahead of his time, focusing intensely on personalizing customer service with an all-consuming passion that lives on in the two luxury hotel companies he founded (the Ritz-Carlton and Capella Hotel Group).