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I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive.
Barbara Deming

Meaning of "enable" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ENABLE

enable  [ɪnˈeɪbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Enable is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb enable in English.

WHAT DOES ENABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Enabling

Enabling is a term with a double meaning in psychotherapy and mental health. As a positive term, enabling references patterns of interaction which allow individuals to develop and grow. These patterns may be on any scale, for example within the family, or in wider society as "Enabling acts" designed to empower some group, or create a new authority for a body. In a negative sense, enabling is also used to describe dysfunctional behavior approaches that are intended to help resolve a specific problem but in fact may perpetuate or exacerbate the problem. A common theme of enabling in this latter sense is that third parties take responsibility, blame, or make accommodations for a person's harmful conduct. The practical effect is that the person himself or herself does not have to do so, and is shielded from awareness of the harm it may do, and the need or pressure to change. Enabling in this sense is a major environmental cause of addiction. A common example of enabling can be observed in the relationship between the alcoholic/addict and a codependent spouse.

Definition of enable in the English dictionary

The first definition of enable in the dictionary is to provide with adequate power, means, opportunity, or authority. Other definition of enable is to make possible. Enable is also to put into an operative condition by supplying a suitable input pulse.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ENABLE

PRESENT

Present
I enable
you enable
he/she/it enables
we enable
you enable
they enable
Present continuous
I am enabling
you are enabling
he/she/it is enabling
we are enabling
you are enabling
they are enabling
Present perfect
I have enabled
you have enabled
he/she/it has enabled
we have enabled
you have enabled
they have enabled
Present perfect continuous
I have been enabling
you have been enabling
he/she/it has been enabling
we have been enabling
you have been enabling
they have been enabling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I enabled
you enabled
he/she/it enabled
we enabled
you enabled
they enabled
Past continuous
I was enabling
you were enabling
he/she/it was enabling
we were enabling
you were enabling
they were enabling
Past perfect
I had enabled
you had enabled
he/she/it had enabled
we had enabled
you had enabled
they had enabled
Past perfect continuous
I had been enabling
you had been enabling
he/she/it had been enabling
we had been enabling
you had been enabling
they had been enabling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will enable
you will enable
he/she/it will enable
we will enable
you will enable
they will enable
Future continuous
I will be enabling
you will be enabling
he/she/it will be enabling
we will be enabling
you will be enabling
they will be enabling
Future perfect
I will have enabled
you will have enabled
he/she/it will have enabled
we will have enabled
you will have enabled
they will have enabled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been enabling
you will have been enabling
he/she/it will have been enabling
we will have been enabling
you will have been enabling
they will have been enabling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would enable
you would enable
he/she/it would enable
we would enable
you would enable
they would enable
Conditional continuous
I would be enabling
you would be enabling
he/she/it would be enabling
we would be enabling
you would be enabling
they would be enabling
Conditional perfect
I would have enable
you would have enable
he/she/it would have enable
we would have enable
you would have enable
they would have enable
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been enabling
you would have been enabling
he/she/it would have been enabling
we would have been enabling
you would have been enabling
they would have been enabling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you enable
we let´s enable
you enable
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to enable
Past participle
enabled
Present Participle
enabling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENABLE


Abel
ˈeɪbəl
able
ˈeɪbəl
Babel
ˈbeɪbəl
cable
ˈkeɪbəl
disable
dɪsˈeɪbəl
fable
ˈfeɪbəl
gable
ˈɡeɪbəl
label
ˈleɪbəl
monostable
ˌmɒnəʊˈsteɪbəl
over-able
ˌəʊvərˈeɪbəl
round-table
ˌraʊndˈteɪbəl
sable
ˈseɪbəl
stable
ˈsteɪbəl
table
ˈteɪbəl
thermostable
ˌθɜːməʊˈsteɪbəl
timetable
ˈtaɪmˌteɪbəl
turntable
ˈtɜːnˌteɪbəl
unable
ʌnˈeɪbəl
under-the-table
ˈʌndəðəˈteɪbəl
unstable
ʌnˈsteɪbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENABLE

en suite
enablement
enabler
enabling
enabling act
enabling legislation
enabling technology
enact
enactable
enaction
enactive
enactment
enactor
enactory
enacture
enalapril
enallage
enamel
enamel paint
enamel painting

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENABLE

abominable
actionable
affordable
amenable
assignable
attainable
fashionable
fissionable
imaginable
interminable
objectionable
obtainable
personable
questionable
reasonable
returnable
sustainable
tunable
unimaginable
unreasonable
unsustainable

Synonyms and antonyms of enable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ENABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «enable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of enable

Translation of «enable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENABLE

Find out the translation of enable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of enable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «enable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使能够
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

permitir
570 millions of speakers

English

enable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सक्षम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تمكين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

включить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

permitir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সক্ষম করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

permettre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Membolehkannya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

befähigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

機会を与える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

~할 수 있게 하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aktifake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cho phép
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செயல்படுத்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सक्षम करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

etkinleştirmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

permettere a
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

umożliwienia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

включити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

permite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιτρέπουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

in staat stel om
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

möjliggöra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

aktiver
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of enable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENABLE»

The term «enable» is very widely used and occupies the 2.025 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENABLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «enable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «enable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about enable

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10 QUOTES WITH «ENABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word enable.
1
Leon Battista Alberti
I will never tire of recommending the custom, practiced by the best architects, of preparing not only drawings and sketches, but also models of wood or any other material. These... enable us to examine... the work as a whole... and, before continuing any further, to estimate the likely trouble and expense.
2
George Bentham
I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of.
3
Allan Bloom
Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
4
Roelof Botha
I am sure innovation will blossom around the world, given that the Internet and mobile platforms enable innovators anywhere in the world to reach a global market with ease.
5
Mark Caine
Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.
6
Noel Clarke
I think the British industry is set up to support British film, if we make films that enable them to support it. If you don't make a commercial film, distributors can't get behind it. If they don't get behind it, the film doesn't do well.
7
Chelsea Clinton
Millennials regularly draw ire for their cell phone usage. They're mobile natives, having come of age when landlines were well on their way out and payphones had gone the way of dinosaurs. Because of their native fluency, Millennials recognize mobile phones can do a whole lot more than make calls, enable texting between friends or tweeting.
8
Paul Davies
Although the elusive 'cure' may be a distant dream, understanding the true nature of cancer will enable it to be better controlled and less menacing.
9
Peter Davison
Poetry was invented as an mnemonic device to enable people to remember their prayers.
10
Barbara Deming
I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENABLE»

Discover the use of enable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to enable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Enable: The Complete Reference
Here's the perfect resource for all users of Enable. Step-by-step tutorial exercises on every Enable component get beginners up to speed fast, while tips and shortcuts make intermediate to advanced users even more productive.
Yvonne Johnson, 1992
2
Using Environments to Enable Occupational Performance
This informative text provides a framework to think about how environments fit into occupational therapy theory and practice.
Lori Letts, Patty Rigby, Debra Stewart, 2003
3
Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable
This book compels information security professionals to think differently about concepts of risk management in order to be more effective.
Malcolm Harkins, 2012
4
Relationships That Enable Enterprise Change: Leveraging the ...
Written by Ron A. Carucci and William A. Pasmore— with contributions from senior consultants from the acclaimed Mercer Delta Organizational Consulting group— this invaluable guide shows you how to leverage relationships with your ...
Ron A. Carucci, William A. Pasmore, 2003
5
Mastering Enable/OA: Office Automation Software
A guide to the Enable/OA software package includes coverage of new features including multitasking, spreadsheet auditing, and three-dimensional color graphics
Charles Spezzano, Rick Mertens, Mike Wiedmann, 1989
6
Wearing of This Garment Does Not Enable You to Fly: 101 Real ...
Presents a collection of warnings from consumer products, from a glass cleaner that warns users not to spray the product in the eyes and a chainsaw manual that advises against stopping the chain with one's hands.
Jeff Koon, Andy Powell, 2003
7
Using Enable
Gives Explanations About Each of the Programs 5 Features: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Graphics, Data Base Management & Telecommunications
Charles Spezzano, 1987
8
Redesigned Motion Control System for the Medical Robot Aesop ...
Some of the problems in surgical telerobotic systems are (1) continuously moving a camera to obtain an optimal view inside the body, (2) repetitive tasks like knot tying and suturing are difficult, and (3) keeping track of instruments ...
Syed M. Ali, 2007
9
The Challenge Continues, Participant Workbook: Enable Others ...
Beginning with a focus on what you have already accomplished and what has gone well with this Practice, the pages then guide you through several interactive exercises and a practical process for expanding and refining your Enable Others to ...
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, 2010
10
Learning Strategies that Enable Blind Students to Access ...
Blind people have a problem being able to access print information.
Denise M. Robinson, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term enable is used in the context of the following news items.
1
OpenSSL fixes severe flaw that could enable man-in-the-middle …
A flaw in the widely used OpenSSL library could allow man-in-the-middle attackers to impersonate HTTPS servers and snoop on encrypted ... «PCWorld, Jul 15»
2
Vodafone partners Walmart to enable payment through M-Pesa
Telecom major Vodafone today entered into a strategic partnership with retailer Walmart India to enable its business members make payments ... «BGR India, Jul 15»
3
Sony devices will malfunction if users enable My Xperia app
“After unlocking your device, you should not enable My Xperia (found in the settings menu under security on some devices running Android ... «Android Authority, Jul 15»
4
Supreme Court Asks Government to Enable NRI E-Voting in the next …
The Supreme Court has granted the centre a stipulated time of eight weeks to work out the aspects which would allow proxy voting as well as e ... «The Wiire, Jul 15»
5
Gas-Fired Plants Served by Enable Gas Transmission Get More …
Enable Midstream Partners LP's Enable Gas Transmission LLC (EGT) has taken another step to address the nettlesome problem of aligning ... «Natural Gas Intelligence, Jul 15»
6
Enable Midstream Breaches Its 52-Week Low on Wednesday, July 8
Enable Midstream (ENBL) was the worst performer among midstream MLPs (master limited partnerships) at the end of trading on Wednesday, ... «Market Realist, Jul 15»
7
Catalyst 15.7 drivers enable FreeSync with CrossFire
AMD released its Catalyst 15.7 graphics drivers today. This WHQL driver enables FreeSync with CrossFire multi-GPU setups, and it's also ... «The Tech Report, LLC, Jul 15»
8
Apple Music to enable high-quality 4G streaming when iOS 9 launches
Apple Music to enable high-quality 4G streaming when iOS 9 launches. By Mark Langshaw Thursday, Jul 9 2015, 11:39 BST. Share on Facebook Share on ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
9
Kvitashvili says new public procurement system will enable large …
A new public procurement system for medicines will create conditions for large domestic and foreign pharmaceutical manufacturers so that they ... «Kyiv Post, Jul 15»
10
Encroachers remove shops to enable road widening
TRICHY: Following a notice from the State Highways Department to over 200 shops in state highways (SH-9), most of the encroachers removed ... «Times of India, Jul 15»

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