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enable

[ə′nā·bəl]
(computer science)
To authorize an activity which would otherwise be suppressed, such as to write on a tape.
To turn on a computer system or a piece of equipment.
(electronics)
To initiate the operation of a device or circuit by applying a trigger signal or pulse.
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enable

To turn on; activate. See disabled for details.
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"Our instruments," he said, "are now so perfect and powerful, as to enable us to ascertain many facts of the deepest interest, with near approaches to positive accuracy.
Long practice and training, begun in the schools and continued in the experience of daily life, enable us to discriminate at once by the sense of touch, between the angles of an equal-sided Triangle, Square, and Pentagon; and I need not say that the brainless vertex of an acute-angled Isosceles is obvious to the dullest touch.
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.
This will enable the government to modify it in such a manner as will best answer the ends of public justice and security.
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