enable

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Enable is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
enable

Third-person singular
enables

Past tense
enabled

Past participle
enabled

Present participle
enabling

  1. (transitive) If you enable something or someone, you make make it able to do something or you help it.
    The program enables users to share data, collaborate and automate tasks without writing any extra code.
    Night or instrument flying enabled us to fly twenty-four hours a day and in poor weather.
    The data will not enable the identification of individuals to take place.
    This switch will enable the song-sharing function.

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