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v. ha·bil·i·tat·ed, ha·bil·i·tat·ing, ha·bil·i·tates
1. To clothe.
2. To fit out or equip (a mine) for operation.
3. Obsolete To impart an ability or capacity to.
To qualify oneself for a post or office.
[Medieval Latin habilitāre, habilitāt-, to enable, from Latin habilis, able; see habile.]
1. (Mining & Quarrying) (tr) chiefly Western US to equip and finance (a mine)
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (intr) to qualify for office
3. (Clothing & Fashion) (tr) archaic to clothe
[C17: from Medieval Latin habilitāre to make fit, from Latin habilitās aptness, readiness; see ability]
v. -tat•ed, -tat•ing. v.t.
1. to clothe or dress.
2. to make fit.v.i.
3. to become fit.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin habilitātus, past participle of habilitāre to make fit. See ability, -ate1]
Past participle: habilitated
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|Verb||1.||habilitate - qualify for teaching at a university in Europe; "He habilitated after his sabbatical at a prestigious American university"|
|2.||habilitate - provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child"|
dress, get dressed - put on clothes; "we had to dress quickly"; "dress the patient"; "Can the child dress by herself?"
jacket - put a jacket on; "The men were jacketed"
frock - put a frock on
shirt - put a shirt on
habit - put a habit on
vesture - provide or cover with a cloak
overclothe, overdress - dress too warmly; "You should not overclothe the child--she will be too hot"
underdress - dress without sufficient warmth; "She was underdressed for the hiking trip and suffered hypothermia"
corset - dress with a corset
shoe - furnish with shoes; "the children were well shoed"
coat - cover or provide with a coat
gown - dress in a gown