Enable

Word ENABLE
Character 6
Hyphenation en a ble
Pronunciations /ɪˈneɪbəl/

Definitions and meanings of "Enable"

What do we mean by enable?

To supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity (to do something); make able. transitive verb

To make feasible or possible. transitive verb

To give legal power, capacity, or sanction to. transitive verb

To make operational; activate. transitive verb

To behave in a manner that facilitates or supports (another's abusive, addictive, or self-destructive behavior). transitive verb

To make able; furnish with adequate power, ability, means, or authority; render competent.

To put in an efficient state or condition; endow; equip; fit out.

Synonyms To empower, qualify, capacitate.

To give ability or competency.

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

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. transitive verb

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

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. verb

To allow a way out or excuse for an action. verb

Render capable or able for some task verb

To make somebody able (to do, or to be, something); to give sufficient ability or power to do or to be; to give strength or ability to.

To affirm; to make firm and strong.

To qualify or approve for some role or position; to render sanction or authorization to; to confirm suitability for.

To yield the opportunity or provide the possibility for something; to provide with means, opportunities, and the like.

To imply or tacitly confer excuse for an action or a behavior.

To put a circuit element into action by supplying a suitable input pulse.

To activate, to make operational (especially of a function of an electronic or mechanical device).

To encourage bad behavior, habits, etc. Urban Dictionary

To shit on someone with a large dose of self esteem. modern, fits category of politically correct, or newspeak Urban Dictionary

1. Tacit Enabler - Supports another's bad habits by staying silent. 2. Overt Enabler - Supports another's bad habits by providing assistance such as money, transportation, approval, etc... A person who supports another person's bad or dangerous habits. Enablers tend to fear calling others on their destructive habits because these "others" tend to be friends, family or others close to the enabler. Thus, rather than risk losing the love, respect, friendship or contact with the person, the enabler chooses instead to play it safe and watch the other slowly destroy themselves or others through their own actions. Urban Dictionary

Shielding a person from the consequences of a destructive behavior; Allowing a person's destructive behavior to persist by managing or minimizing the ill-effects of the behavior. "Enabling" vs. "Empowering" Enabling: supporting a person's behavior that (repeatedly/habitually) instigates a negative or destructive result Empowering: supporting a person's ability or effort in a positive or progressive endeavor Urban Dictionary

Having the capability to be enabled. Urban Dictionary

Someone who will assist and/or defend another person, usually a friend or family member, in their psychotic behavior; for the sole purpose of being needed to get their asses out of trouble so they can hold it over their heads and bitch about it forever. Urban Dictionary

Hyperbole misnomer for the absence of restraint to transfer an object identified by its non-enabled qualities to a complementary condition. Urban Dictionary

Less-retarded version for triggered, because that's for normies. Urban Dictionary

The opposite of someone who is disabled. This is an able-bodied person who manipulates the system to get out of working, being a responsible parent, and a productive citizen. Urban Dictionary

Enablers are people how start & finish the party. Usualy its a ghetto puggy drug dealer or a white slam puppy girl. They usualy get everyone fucked up and then laught about it later. There names are usualy Moe & fee but names can change. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Enable

The word "enable" in example sentences

I understand your need for emphasis to sell, but using the word enable makes it seem like Joe hand-picked the boys for Sandusky. ❋ Onward State (2011)

She says: The word enable can be contrasted with the word empower. ❋ William Safire (2003)

It was prohibited to charge for parking here until laws could be written and adopted to again enable charging for parking legally. ❋ Unknown (2009)

[Erin's] parents enable her and her brother by giving them cigarettes just after he had [just quit] smoking. If you're a smoker or have other addictions and have parents like hers, don't count on [quitting] because they will just lure you back into your old addictions. ❋ Karen Stickney (2007)

Boss: I'm going to enable [reps] to take collections on [cancelled] accounts. All: [Yessum] ❋ Jeff Barouch (2004)

1. Bob: Hey Mike, I'm gonna go to the bar, slip a little something into [some bitch's] drink and fuck her rotten in the bathroom! Mike, the [Tacit] [Enabler]: (Noncommital grunt) 2. Bob: Hey Mike, I gotta bring this crack over to that father of four. Give me a lift? Mike, the Overt Enabler: ...Yeah, hold on. ❋ Wallbridge (2005)

[Enabling] can be as [destructive] as the behavior itself . . . a person [enabling] a destructive behavior is motivated by their need to do so and is gratified by reinforcing their superiority or control over that person; An "[enabler]" holds a person in an inferior state by denying them the motivation to change and therefore, the opportunity to grow. ❋ Dexmcgee (2015)

There are three enableable [buttons] on my [dashboard], but [at the moment] they cannot be depressed. ❋ Kilkraze (2010)

[Brenda] is such an enabler, she likes to [bitch about] what [addict] kids she has to her friends/family, though she's the one that provided the drugs. ❋ Jezebel27 (2011)

[Yo bro]! This [light] in ma' [room] is enableable. ❋ Flashmasterdash (2017)

Andsam: I fully support how Bright was made, possibly the best film of [2017] and all of you can fuck off [Husko]: lol you're [enabled] ❋ HuskoXd (2017)

Paul: My [great uncle's] V.A. benefits continue to get cut. He literally eats a can of beans for dinner to save for gas money to drive 83 miles each way to the V.A. hospital each week! Meanwhile, his neighbor - an able-bodied fuck - has never worked, has the government pay for his kid's daycare, gets [free bus] passes that he throws away, sells his [EBT] benefits for weed, and brags about how he rips off the government that he hates!! Steve: He was a sniper in the Marines, right? Paul: Yeah, he was. 23 kills. Steve: He should shoot that enabled trash. ❋ Von Groovy (2017)

why do [fee] & [moe] always got people [fucked up]?? because they are enablers ❋ Goodgrlgon3bad21 (2011)

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