habilitate

verb
ha·bil·i·tate | \ hə-ˈbi-lə-ˌtāt \
habilitated; habilitating

Definition of habilitate 

transitive verb

1 : to make fit or capable (as for functioning in society)

2 : clothe, dress

intransitive verb

: to qualify oneself

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habilitation \hə-ˌbi-lə-ˈtā-shən \ noun

Examples of habilitate in a Sentence

believes that society should be responsible for habilitating nonviolent offenders

First Known Use of habilitate

1604, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for habilitate

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

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