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enable
used in A Room With A View

3 uses
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Definition
to make possible
in various senses, including:
  • to give someone the ability, knowledge, or authority to do something — as in "The study will enable an informed discussion."
  • to activate a computer system for use — as in "You can enable the feature in the Settings Page."
  • to permit someone to repeat bad behavior, so they reinforce the bad pattern — as in "I don't want to enable her drug addiction."
  • Phaethon at once slipped the left rein over her head, thus enabling himself to drive with his arm round her waist.
    Chapter 6 (5% in)
  • It gave Lucy the sensation of a fog, and when she reached her own room she opened the window and breathed the clean night air, thinking of the kind old man who had enabled her to see the lights dancing in the Arno and the cypresses of San Miniato, and the foot-hills of the Apennines, black against the rising moon.
    Chapter 1 (95% in)
  • Thus he was incidentally enabled to discuss the fortunes of Lucy.
    Chapter 18 (68% in)

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