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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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Temperance gives Nature her full play, and enables her to exert herself in all her force and vigor. --Addison. [1913 Webster]