[ huh-bil-i-teyt ]
/ həˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt /
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verb (used with object), ha·bil·i·tat·ed, ha·bil·i·tat·ing.
to clothe or dress.
to make fit.
verb (used without object), ha·bil·i·tat·ed, ha·bil·i·tat·ing.
to become fit.
(in European and other educational systems) to qualify as professor or instructor after having earned one’s doctorate.
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Origin of habilitate
OTHER WORDS FROM habilitateha·bil·i·ta·tion [huh-bil-i-tey-shuhn] /həˌbɪl ɪˈteɪ ʃən/ nounha·bil·i·ta·tive, adjectiveha·bil·i·ta·tor, noun
Words nearby habilitate
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Example sentences from the Web for habilitate
A nation thus constituted could not habilitate slavery with all the hideous features it wore in Virginia and Massachusetts.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
British Dictionary definitions for habilitate
/ (həˈbɪlɪˌteɪt) /
(tr) mainly Western US to equip and finance (a mine)
(intr) to qualify for office
(tr) archaic to clothe
Derived forms of habilitatehabilitation, nounhabilitator, noun
Word Origin for habilitate
C17: from Medieval Latin habilitāre to make fit, from Latin habilitās aptness, readiness; see ability
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