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 ?
What was there in life that could enable one to forget it faster?
The cells are sufficiently far apart that practically no electron tunneling occurs between dots of adjacent cells, but electrical forces between the cells enable one to influence another.