Enabling
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]


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