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Definition of "enabling" []

  • Providing the power, means, opportunity, or authority to allow someone to do something (adjective)
  • Present participle of enable. (verb)

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Use "enabling" in a sentence
  • "Bill Pittman of Alcoholics Anonymous, coauthor of the 1989 AA: The Way It Began, says that its use of “the word enabling first appeared in Al-Anon literature in the early 60s.”"
  • "What you see here are the weeks since we started deploying what we call the enabling force which went before the actual peace accord was signed."
  • "He seemed to verbally underline the word "enabling," to emphasize the U.S. support role."