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Meaning of “enable” in the English Dictionary

"enable" in British English

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enableverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪˈneɪ.bl̩/
B2 to make someone ​able to do something, or to make something ​possible: [+ to infinitive] Computerization should enable us tocutproductioncosts by ​half.

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(Definition of enable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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enableverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈneɪ·bəl/
to make someone or something ​able to do something by ​providing whatever is ​necessary to ​achieve that ​aim: Saving enough ​money now will enable you to ​retirecomfortably.
(Definition of enable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"enable" in Business English

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enableverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​trackorders more ​efficiently. Recent ​technology has enabled the ​development of ​cheaperdigital radios.
(Definition of enable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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