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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This could include suggesting changes to their work patterns and duties that could enable somebody to more comfortably remain at work.
It's definitely rewarding to enable somebody to do their job easier or safer or more effectively."