En*a"ble (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enabled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Enabling (?).]


To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong.

[Obs.] "Who hath enabled me."

1 Tim. i. 12.

Receive the Holy Ghost, said Christ to his apostles, when he enabled them with priestly power. Jer. Taylor.


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.

Temperance gives Nature her full play, and enables her to exert herself in all her force and vigor. Addison.


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