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enables

verb
present tense third-person singular of enable

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1 to make able or possible
  • my new glasses enable me to read the fine print

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2 to give official or legal power to
  • a law that would enable the authorities to inspect food preparation areas for health code violations

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“Enables.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/enables. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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