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habilitate

[ huh-bil-i-teyt ]
/ h蓹藞b瑟l 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ha路bil路i路tat路ed, ha路bil路i路tat路ing.
to clothe or dress.
to make fit.
verb (used without object), ha路bil路i路tat路ed, ha路bil路i路tat路ing.
to become fit.
(in European and other educational systems) to qualify as professor or instructor after having earned one鈥檚 doctorate.
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Origin of habilitate

First recorded in 1595鈥1605; from Medieval Latin habilit膩tus, past participle of habilit膩re 鈥渢o make fit鈥; see ability, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM habilitate

ha路bil路i路ta路tion [huh-bil-i-tey-shuhn] /h蓹藢b瑟l 瑟藞te瑟 蕛蓹n/ nounha路bil路i路ta路tive, adjectiveha路bil路i路ta路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for habilitate

habilitate
/ (h蓹藞b瑟l瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb
(tr) mainly Western US to equip and finance (a mine)
(intr) to qualify for office
(tr) archaic to clothe

Derived forms of habilitate

habilitation, nounhabilitator, noun

Word Origin for habilitate

C17: from Medieval Latin habilit膩re to make fit, from Latin habilit膩s aptness, readiness; see ability
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