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enable (one) to (do something)

To allow one to do something. My boss's absence enabled me to establish myself as a key figure in our department.
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enable someone to do something

to make it possible for someone to do something. This money will enable me to open my own business. My uncle enabled me to open my own candy shop.
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Nortel Networks Shasta 5000 BSN enables service providers to aggregate tens of thousands of subscribers -- via DSL, cable, private line, dial-up, wireless or any other access medium -- onto a single platform while enabling network-based, value-added IP services like firewalls, virtual private networks, self-provisioning dynamic bandwidth allocation, and personalization.