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 ?
And Johnny, like a true host, made the tactful remarks that enabled us to find mutual topics of conversation.
It had flung its hated rival out of the world-market and enabled us to dispose of our surplus in that market.
"They have enabled us to sell more abroad, which means that we'll be compelled to consume less at home."
We suffered no little from cold, and the dampness of the atmosphere was most unpleasant ; but the ample space in the car enabled us to lie down, and by means of cloaks and a few blankets, we did sufficiently well.
General Buxhowden was all but attacked and captured by a superior enemy force as a result of one of these maneuvers that enabled us to escape him.
"Our cloud and data technology and tremendous traction in New Retail have enabled us to continuously transform the way businesses operate in China and other emerging markets, which will contribute to our long-term growth." Maggie Wu, CFO of Alibaba Group said, "We delivered another strong quarter and excellent fiscal year, led by fiscal year revenue growth of 51% as well as robust user growth and engagement across our ecosystem.
"We chose Dialog's USB PD chipset because it enabled us to minimize our CBC2153 adapter footprint and reduce the BOM cost," said Kenji Hirai, an engineering department general manager at Hosiden.
New technologies that have enabled us to be pioneers in Panama and the Caribbean moving steel structures and piles of final project size (lengths of up to 210 feet and weights of up to 100 tons).
Commenting on the new center, Volkan Goren, managing director of AkzoNobel's Wood Coatings business, added: "It is pioneering facilities such as this, our people and our insight into our customers' processes that have enabled us to achieve a number one positon globally in this market.
"We thank all those whose generosity and hard work has enabled us to get this far."
Summary: Dakhla - The visit of French senators to the kingdom's southern provinces was "very instructive as it enabled us to assess efforts made by Morocco for the region's sustainable development," said head of the delegation Christian Cambon on Friday in Dakhla.
These donations have enabled us to continue investing in pioneering heart research, along with local services such as the funding of BHF Nurses, the provision of lifesaving equipment within the community and training the general public in emergency lifesaving skills.
Our reputation has enabled us to bring distinguished artists to Eugene; each of our productions this year feature leading artists from the Metropolitan Opera.
David Grove, chairman of Hill & Smith and a member of the Thai delegation, said: "We have a long established business in the UK but our new plants in Thailand have enabled us to become a truly global business.