Definition of 'enable'
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The service that enables people to get to work and get around is clearly an essential one. The Sun (2016)The retirement lifestyle booster has been designed to enable older people to do exactly this. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What this does is enable us to make best use of the runway capacity we have here. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But enabling people to solve their own housing problems'has huge potential. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This campaign may enable more people in football to feel comfortable in telling their stories and being themselves with no shame or guilt attached. The Sun (2016)A toad with magic powers enables him to spend an experimental week as each of two other creatures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The stadium could enable a new owner to add value to his investment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)To do that requires information that enables executives to make informed judgments. THE ESSENTIAL DRUCKER (2001)Active participation in their education enables young people to form positive views of themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Consumer power has enabled the reinvention of middle age. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Everybody needs support to enable a new approach to stick. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Reduced crash risks could enable manufacturers to make vehicles lighter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He reported that a mechanical horse had been purchased to enable the younger jockeys to hone their skills. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Councils are pressing for powers to enable them to enforce penalties which at present can be imposed only by police. Times, Sunday Times (2012) New technology has enabled smaller businesses to enter sectors in which they would previously have needed large amounts of capital. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The planned changes would enable universities to make offers based on results rather than conditional offers based on predicted grades. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That happy stability has enabled a young man who was rather flaky to establish a series of records that is monumental. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It enables people to do more, to be more independent. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This new relationship should enable us to trade freely with the rest of Europe. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The meters will enable power companies to improve energy efficiency by introducing off-peak deals. Times, Sunday Times (2009)All 472 employees have the opportunity to gain new qualifications to enable the company to grow. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This enabled him to make contacts, as did a stint as an independent scout. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Oh to be fluent in the international language that enabled my younger son and husband to befriend villagers in rural Burma. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This telecoms company has been a global pioneer of mobile phone banking, enabling people to transfer money with a minimum of fuss. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The internet is amazing but when it enables people to chat about how to end their lives, you worry about the darker side. The Sun (2010)Comic Relief cash has enabled the young carers and their families to do activities together such as trips to the cinema or going fishing. The Sun (2009)But an MBA is about enabling people to tackle tasks this complex. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A website that enables people to share openly, honestly and anonymously felt ideal. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'enable'
British English: enable VERB
If someone or something enables you to do a particular thing, they give you the opportunity to do it.
The new test should enable doctors to detect the disease early.
Definition of enable from the Collins English Dictionary
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