verb (used with object), en·a·bled, en·a·bling.
- to make (a device, system, or feature) active or functional; turn on: The automatic snapshot feature is enabled by default.
- to equip for an extended, peripheral, or premium use: to enable your laptop for wireless internet access.
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OTHER WORDS FROM enableen·a·bler, nounpre·en·a·ble, verb (used with object), pre·en·a·bled, pre·en·a·bling.
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“There was great reception,” Drew jokes, adding that perhaps he and his girlfriend, a fellow workaholic, enable each other.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even if their oxygen masks had deployed, there is a microphone in the masks to enable them to send a distress call.Passenger Flights Must Stop Carrying Lithium-Ion Batteries as Cargo|Clive Irving|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And do we not yearn to do as they did: enable America to “find its ‘greatness’ again”?Embodying Franklin Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms Remains a Vital Challenge|Harvey J. Kaye|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe they enable thinking by letting us watch as our looking gets disabled.
Is the only way to be “pro-friend” to continue to enable her habit—indeed, to buy her bottles of whiskey?
This course will enable you to proceed without any difficulty.English Grammar in Familiar Lectures|Samuel Kirkham
To enable his friend to read, Tarrant had already lit a lamp.In the Year of Jubilee|George Gissing
There was nothing in these signs to enable strangers to suppose they were otherwise than upon the most friendly footing.Louise de la Valliere|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
I shall implore you to invent any way that will enable me to realize life!Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
Here the fog had so far lightened as to enable the officers to swing the ship.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall