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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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.
The DHG portfolio is comprised of six well-positioned, distinct, New York assets, with a strong national following, which enabled us to create a highly competitive process among the lending community.
PeopleSoft HelpDesk for Human Resources has enabled us to streamline our service processes and gain valuable insight into our HR service matters and interactions," said Duane Klotz, manager of Human Resource Information Systems for PNNL.
In Operation Enduring Freedom, we demonstrated this notion repeatedly, employing a variety of systems that enabled us to convert "Battlefield Air Operations" from a concept into a reality.
The use of ICEM Surf enabled us to shorten the Gallardo development timescale by reducing the number of design iterations required to arrive at the finished product," observed Ms.
This strategy worked in the past, when compartmentalized information enabled us to (a) be fairly sure where the information we desired was located, and (b) choose search terms that would still provide sufficient recall, without overburdening us with irrelevant hits.
Windchill PDMLink has enabled us to make significant improvements in our product development process," said Marc-Andre Verville, design technician, Venmar.
Talarian's SmartSockets communication technology has enabled us to enhance the performance of our flagship product, StarTeam, and deliver dramatic improvements in developer productivity.
In addition, the higher leasing rentals have enabled us to renovate and upgrade some of our properties.
These unique properties make crocs footwear ideal for casual wear, as well as for recreational uses such as boating, hiking, fishing and gardening, and have enabled us to successfully market our products to a broad range of consumers.
We were particularly impressed with the team's ability to provide detailed process maps that enabled us to identify and prioritize actions that would lead to near-term measurable, significant savings in operating and capital costs.