enable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v enable render capable or able for some task "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street","The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The placement of a donkey's eyes in its' head enables it to see all four feet at one time.
    • Enable To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong. "Who hath enabled me.""Receive the Holy Ghost, said Christ to his apostles, when he enabled them with priestly power."
    • Enable To make able (to do, or to be, something); to confer sufficient power upon; to furnish with means, opportunities, and the like; to render competent for; to empower; to endow. "Temperance gives Nature her full play, and enables her to exert herself in all her force and vigor."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Found on Bat Man The Animated Series Armor Set Halloween costume box: "PARENT: Please exercise caution, mask and chest plate are not protective; cape does not enable wearer to fly."
    • enable To make able; furnish with adequate power, ability, means, or authority; render competent.
    • enable To put in an efficient state or condition; endow; equip; fit out.
    • enable Synonyms To empower, qualify, capacitate.
    • enable To give ability or competency.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Enable en-ā′bl to make able: to give power, strength, or authority to.
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Quotations

  • Sun Tzu
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    “The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.”
  • Franklin P. Jones
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    “Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Experience is a wonderful thing, it enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Faith is that quality that enables us to believe what we know to be untrue.”
  • Albert Edward Wiggam
    Albert Edward Wiggam
    “Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.”
  • Franklin P. Jones
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    “Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”

Usage

In literature:

Medina-Sidonia shortened sail to enable the rearward ships to rejoin, and then held his course up Channel.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
This demonstration enables us in some measure to see the Earth turning under our feet.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
Divine grace alone can enable to adhere to them in an acceptable manner.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
He would welcome any order that would enable us to play our part.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
His great strength and acute scent enable him to overcome almost every wild creature of the forest or prairie.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
What, then, could I do that would enable me to hold on?
"The Boy Tar" by Mayne Reid
As compliance would enable us to get on the other side of the wire, we made no protest.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
James Cook was enabled to make some curious observations upon the savage inhabitants of those desolate regions.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The peace of Amiens enabled him in 1802 to visit France and Switzerland.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
This enabled me to do as much work as men of much greater strength.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
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In poetry:

Enable me, by thy blest Spirit's aid,
In Christian works to spend the present day,
And, whilst I in this vale of tears am stay'd,
My bounden service constantly to pay.
"A Morning Prayer, To Be Us'd After A Person Is Up, Wash'd, And Dress'd" by Rees Prichard
Besides, 'twill enable us both, in the end,
To live independent, and succour a friend;
For happiness surely from that man is flown,
Who acts as if he for himself liv'd alone.
"The Wedding Night" by William Hutton
I wish success to the British and Soudanese Army,
May God protect them by land and by sea,
May he enable them always to conquer the foe,
And to establish what's right wherever they go.
"The Battle of Omdurman" by William Topaz McGonagall
"Dear Fortune, if I've favour found,
Then let my second wish be crown'd;
Enable me, who humbly seek,
To lay by half-a-crown a week.
Sufficiently 'twill swell my store;
And I shall trouble thee no more."
"Thirteen Wishes" by William Hutton
Success to the Gordon Highlanders wherever they go.
May they always be enabled to conquer the foe;
And may God guard them always in the fight,
And give them always strength to put their enemies to flight.
"The Storming of the Dargai Heights" by William Topaz McGonagall
And I hope that God will aid them in this enterprise,
And enable them to obtain the parliamentary Franchise;
And rally together, and make a bold stand,
And demand the parliamentary Franchise throughout Scotland.
"Women's Suffrage" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

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Former Miami Dolphins receiver among 1,500 in Dolphins Cycling Challenge to benefit center that enabled him to beat cancer.
Panache, style, something extra that enables them to stand out from the pack.
HF ERW Enables Lean Manufacturing.
The action enables Iona, in New Rochelle, N.Y.
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In science:

This fact enabled authors of ref. [BFRFW] to invent a practical algorithm to compute Hamiltonian structure of Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies and their construction can be repeated here.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
The character (4.3) enables us to determine ad ρ eigenspace decomposition of Qcan , and thus Prw .
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
In this situation thermal fluctuations will enable flipovers.
Physics of Grain Alignment
An independent step approximation has enabled us to get the analytical result for the average access time.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
The real problem is that this representation of uncertainty does not enable learning.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
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