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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enable mean? 

ENABLE (verb)
  The verb ENABLE has 1 sense:

1. render capable or able for some task

  Familiarity information: ENABLE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ENABLE (verb)

Sense 1enable [BACK TO TOP]


Render capable or able for some task

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street / The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain

Hypernyms (to "enable" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "enable"):

equip (provide with abilities or understanding)

empower; endow; endue; gift; indue; invest (give qualities or abilities to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


disable (make unable to perform a certain action)

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