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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"There is no bus or rail service that will enable someone to get to work for 6am or home once a shift finishes at 10pm, for example, and that is something which needs to be addressed.
For decades, athletes and their advisers have believed, and studies have confirmed, that eating or drinking carbohydrates during prolonged exertion can enable someone to continue for longer or at higher intensities and recover more quickly afterward than if he or she does not eat during the workout.
Everyone who has donated cash in the past or at least tried to figure out how to do the same would know that a simple text can enable someone to contribute $10 or $20 to the ARC.
"Vehicles that are converted to enable someone to drive from a wheelchair are the most expensive type of conversion, where the average grant is PS28,000.
Every device is calibrated to lull the senses into an artificially induced calm with the objective not of comfort but of complacency and the type of universal compatibility that would enable someone to "plug and play" all over the world.
He starts with a 1,000 [pounds sterling] budget and delves into the huge variety of ways that money can enable someone to see the world, whether by bike, foot, kayak or something else entirely.
If I enable someone to do a really good job, that is on the assumption - and we test it - that they will then enable their own people and at the top of that pyramid is the student.
They enable someone to handle the design, get an idea of weight and "feel," use for evaluating packaging options, and give end users an opportunity to offer insights on potential improvements for the real world environment.
Shoes can enable someone to step out of poverty.”
She asked what skills, dispositions and qualifications might enable someone to succeed in this ministry.
We're firmer now, and more loving - it's not loving to enable someone to be stuck in homelessness."
One of the glitches could enable someone to create a database of usernames and phone numbers of the Snapchat app in a small timeframe.
The product they developed was called "Phill," a small compressor appliance mounted on a garage wall that would enable someone to refuel overnight.
The Presumption of Death Bill, which has already cleared the Commons, will enable someone to apply for a High Court declaration stating the relative is deemed dead after being missing for seven years.
Remember, you're presenting your best face, not just enough visual detail to enable someone to pick you out of a crowd.