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enable

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈeɪbəl/

Translation of enable in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (provide means for) to enable sb to + infinitive/infinitivo permitir(le) a algn + infinitive/infinitivo their generosity enabled us to make the trip nos fue posible hacer el viaje gracias a su generosidad, su generosidad nos permitió hacer el viaje
    Example sentences
    • Their findings will be available within days enabling the lifebuoy committee to proceed with putting more buoys in place.
    • Accounts are expected to be available by next year, enabling a wide range of authorised providers to offer the funds.
    • There are also 16 day-places at the hospice, enabling sufferers to chat with people who understand the trauma they are going through.
    1.2 (make possible) posibilitar, permitir new technology will enable better communications la nueva tecnología posibilitará or permitirá mejores comunicaciones 1.3
    (enabling present participle/participio presente)
    [legislation] habilitante enabling act ley (feminine) de autorización enabling technologies tecnologías (feminine plural) instrumentales

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