En·a·ble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enabled p. pr. & vb. n. Enabling ]
1. To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong. [Obs.] “Who hath enabled me.”
Receive the Holy Ghost, said Christ to his apostles, when he enabled them with priestly power. --Jer. Taylor.
2. To make able (to do, or to be, something); to confer sufficient power upon; to furnish with means, opportunities, and the like; to render competent for; to empower; to endow.
Temperance gives Nature her full play, and enables her to exert herself in all her force and vigor. --Addison.