habilitate

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verb ha·bil·i·tate \hə-ˈbi-lə-ˌtāt\

Definition of habilitate

habilitated

;

habilitating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make fit or capable (as for functioning in society)

  3. 2 :  clothe, dress

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to qualify oneself

habilitation

play \hə-ˌbi-lə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Examples of habilitate in a sentence

  1. believes that society should be responsible for habilitating nonviolent offenders

Origin and Etymology of habilitate

Late Latin habilitatus, past participle of habilitare, from Latin habilitas ability — more at ability


First Known Use: 1604



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