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.
Origin of habilitate
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Related Words for habilitatedrape, swaddle, swathe, fit, cloak, disguise, attire, equip, dress, gown, vest, habit, accouter, garb, mantle, costume, spruce, rig, array, endue
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Historical Examples of 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
(tr) mainly Western US to equip and finance (a mine)
(intr) to qualify for office
(tr) archaic to clothe
Word Origin for habilitate
C17: from Medieval Latin habilitāre to make fit, from Latin habilitās aptness, readiness; see ability
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