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enable
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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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."
  • Their better character and greater shrewdness enable them to gain, perhaps to demand, better terms in rents; rented farms, varying from forty to a hundred acres, bear an average rental of about fifty-four dollars a year.
    Chapter 8 (89% in)
  • National opinion has enabled this last class to maintain the Negro common schools, and to protect the Negro partially in property, life, and limb.
    Chapter 3 (84% in)

There are no more uses of "enable" in The Souls of Black Folk.

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