Meaning of “enabler” in the English Dictionary


"enabler" in English

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enablernoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈneɪ.blər/ us /ɪˈneɪ.blɚ/

something or someone that makes it possible for a particular thing to happen or be done:

Information technology is an enabler, but not the whole solution.

specialized psychology someone who allows or makes it possible for another person to behave in a way that damages that person:

He accepts his responsibility as the enabler of many of his wife's problems.

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