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enable

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of enable

  1. 1 to make able or possible <my new glasses enable me to read the fine print> Synonyms allow, empower, let, permit Related Words fit, habilitate, prepare, qualify, ready; approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; condition, equip Near Antonyms inhibit, preclude; disallow, enjoin, forbid, prohibit Antonyms prevent

  2. 2 to give official or legal power to <a law that would enable the authorities to use wiretaps without obtaining court orders> Synonyms accredit, certify, charter [British], commission, empower, authorize, invest, license (also licence), qualify, vest, warrantRelated Words approve, clear, credential, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; affirm, confirm, validate; inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, swear in; allow, let, permit; enfranchise, entitle, privilegeNear Antonyms ban, bar, block, constrain, deny, disallow, disbar, discourage, disenfranchise, disfranchise, exclude, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, shut out, stop; enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, vetoAntonyms disqualify




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