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enable
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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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 sturdy bomb bay doors sat flush to the fuselage and tended to hold in a ditching, enabling the plane to float.
    p. 85.3
  • The plane was equipped with a radio compass that enabled Harry to determine the direction from which the signal was coming.
    p. 82.1
  • This was a common practice, enabling copilots to gain experience to qualify as first pilots.
    p. 117.3
  • Knowing that the Allies were winning was immensely inspiring, enabling men to go on a little longer.
    p. 206.2

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