adjective Law.

  1. conferring new legal powers or capacities, especially by removing a disability; having the right to license or regulate: an enabling act; enabling power.

verb (used with object), en·a·bled, en·a·bling.

  1. to make able; give power, means, competence, or ability to; authorize: This document will enable him to pass through the enemy lines unmolested.
  2. to make possible or easy: Aeronautics enables us to overcome great distances.
  3. to make ready; equip (often used in combination): web-enabled cell phones.

verb (tr)

  1. to provide (someone) with adequate power, means, opportunity, or authority (to do something)
  2. to make possible
  3. to put (a digital electronic circuit element) into an operative condition by supplying a suitable input pulse

early 15c., “to make fit;” mid-15c., “to make able to,” from en- (1) “make, put in” + able. Related: Enabled; enabling.

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