Enabled

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Enable \En*a"ble\, verb (used with an object) [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.

Receive the Holy Ghost, said Christ to his apostles, when he enabled them with priestly power. --Jer. Taylor.

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.

Temperance gives Nature her full play, and enables her to exert herself in all her force and vigor. --Addison.


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