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English definition of “enable”

enable

verb [T]     /ɪˈneɪbl/
to make someone or something able to do something, or to make something possible: enable sb/sth to do sth This software will enable us to track orders more efficiently. Recent technology has enabled the development of cheaper digital radios.
(Definition of enable verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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