enable (someone) to (do something)

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enable (someone) to (do something)

To allow someone to do something. My boss's absence enabled me to establish myself as a key figure in our department.
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It has been suggested that an assignment of the public securities of one State to the citizens of another, would enable them to prosecute that State in the federal courts for the amount of those securities; a suggestion which the following considerations prove to be without foundation.
Their capital, also, and the manner in which their supplies are distributed at various posts, or forwarded by regular caravans, keep their traders well supplied, and enable them to furnish their goods to the Indians at a cheap rate.
They are looking for solutions that enable them to expand as their storage requirements grow without affecting the existing systems or application processes.
With the Devicescape Agent, manufacturers now have the first and only solution that will enable them to develop service-enabled devices that are easy to connect to Wi-Fi networks.
The 451 Group believes early adopters will pay particular attention to SOA, which, together with grids, promises to enable them to develop and run application services without regard for the underlying infrastructure and to deploy (or decommission) resources without affecting the application environment.
These same capabilities enable them to generate significant new revenue streams from existing customers and attract new ones by offering services attractive to dial-up Internet users.
In particular, the ability to leverage an extensible, server-side programmable J2EE model will enable them to more quickly and efficiently extend analytics across their IT infrastructure, while maintaining the consistency and performance of other key business applications.
Our job is to help the customer understand how these applications will increase their competitive edge, will enable them to capture significant savings, and will dramatically improve the efficiency of their purchasing divisions" said Tony Graffia, Jr, CEO of Enable Systems.
In conjunction with our RemoteConnect Broadband Network, BusinessBackup remote backup, and managed e-mail services, new offerings such as MCK's PBX Extension application could deliver both the voice and data tools that telecommuters and branch office staff require to enable them to work as productively from a remote location as from the corporate office.