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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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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 ''pay as you grow" approach not only reduces initial costs; it reduces costs at every stage of the network storage lifecycle, enabling companies to buy only the capacity and functionality they need.
With Smart Mobile's intelligent switching, enterprises for the first time can establish peer-to-peer voice calls, with traffic flowing directly from handset to handset, enabling VoWLAN deployments on a massive scale -- not just for a few users, but for hundreds to thousands of users.
11n ready out of the box, enabling customers to support a 10-fold increase in network load without having to upgrade their entire switched infrastructure.
Devicescape Easy Access technology eliminates these set-up hassles and automates security, enabling consumers to get wireless devices up and running quickly.
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the key innovator and leading supplier of Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology, today announced that Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is enabling Kineto's UMA client software for handsets based on TI's leading cellular and mobile Wi-Fi platforms.
With more than 140,000 units shipped, ViVOtech's products are being used by movie theaters, fast food restaurants (QSR), casual dining establishments, convenience stores, gas stations, drug stores, grocery and vending machine locations enabling them to accept contactless payments.
Kubi Enable(TM) software for sales workflow management improves sales effectiveness by enabling sales people to coordinate and manage business-critical, revenue-centric, sales-related workflows and activities from their email client.
The success of the Windows Media platform is driving demand for digital media on handheld devices by enabling entirely new content delivery scenarios," said Eric Schmidt, group product manger for Windows Digital Media at Microsoft.
Additionally, the DX platform can set Quality of Service (QoS) priority levels for business-critical applications, enabling IT managers to meet business needs by setting standards-based service levels that can be enforced by Juniper Networks M- and J-series routers and WAN application acceleration (WX) platforms deployed in the enterprise or service provider network.