enable (one) to (do something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
A THIEF hired a room in a tavern and stayed a while in the hope of stealing something which should enable him to pay his reckoning.