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enable
used in Gifted Hands

7 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."
  • Naturally, these outlets also would enable me to advance rapidly through academic ranks.
    p. 212.9
  • She has a natural ability—an intuitive sense—that enables her to perceive what should be done.
    p. 16.2
  • An attitude of excitement and adventure filled my thoughts because I knew I was gaining experience and information while sharpening my skills—all the things that would enable me to be a first-rate neurosurgeon.
    p. 104.5
  • A brain biopsy enabled them to reach a further confirmation of the diagnosis.
    p. 139.4
  • About that time Susan remembered how much Dr. Miller's compassion had enabled her to cope.
    p. 179.9
  • The laser enabled me to coagulate some of the bleeding vessels as I went in.
    p. 184.5
  • Her quick thinking enabled an emergency team to resuscitate him, but no one knew how long he had been without breathing.
    p. 209.3

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