habilitate

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verb ha·bil·i·tate \ hə-ˈbi-lə-ˌtāt \

Definition of habilitate

habilitated; habilitating
transitive verb
1 :to make fit or capable (as for functioning in society)
intransitive verb
: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



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