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 for enable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Enable \En*a"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enabled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Enabling.]
     1. To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong.
        [Obs.] "Who hath enabled me." --1 Tim. i. 12.
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              Receive the Holy Ghost, said Christ to his apostles,
              when he enabled them with priestly power. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. 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.
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              Temperance gives Nature her full play, and enables
              her to exert herself in all her force and vigor.
                                                    --Addison.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  enable
      v 1: 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" [ant:
           disable, disenable, incapacitate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "enable":
     OK, accredit, adapt, adjust, agree to, aid, allow, approve, arm,
     assent to, assign, assist, attune, authorize, capacitate,
     certificate, certify, charter, clothe, clothe with power,
     commission, condition, delegate, depute, deputize, empower, endow,
     endue, enfranchise, entitle, entrust, equip, expedite, facilitate,
     fit, franchise, furnish, give official sanction, give power,
     go along with, help, invest, legalize, legitimize, let, license,
     make possible, okay, patent, permit, prepare, privilege,
     put in trim, put in tune, qualify, ratify, ready, sanction, suit,
     tune, validate, warrant
  
  

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