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enable 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/enˈābəl/,
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enabled, past tense; enabled, past participle; enables, 3rd person singular present; enabling, present participle;
  1. Give (someone or something) the authority or means to do something
    • - the evidence would enable us to arrive at firm conclusions
  2. Make possible
    • - a number of courses are available to enable an understanding of a broad range of issues
  3. Make (a device or system) operational; activate


  1. render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
  2. (enabling) providing legal power or sanction; "an enabling resolution"; "enabling power"
  3. Enabling is a term with a double meaning. From the page on 'enabling', by Eli H. Newberger, M.D., referenced by that web page to The Men They Will Become ch.18 "Enabling".
  4. To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong; To make able (to do, or to be, something); to confer sufficient power upon; to furnish with means, opportunities, and the like; to render competent for; to empower; to endow; To allow a way out or excuse for an action
  5. (Enabled) A status indicating that a program, job, policy, or scan is available. For example, if the scheduled scans are enabled, any scheduled scan will execute when the date and time specified for the scan are reached.
  6. (Enabled) The resources, represented by the resource object, have been provisioned to the users or organizations. In addition, these users or organizations have access to the resources.
  7. (enabled) the interface will use ARP
  8. ({item}--enabled) Acucobol exception code to return for push-button items
  9. (Enabling) Allowing irresponsible and destructive behavior patterns to continue by taking responsibility for others, not allowing them to face the consequences of their own actions.
  10. (enabling) Action in partnership with individuals and groups, providing resources and support to empower them to promote and protect their health
  11. (Enabling) (3) – to intrude upon someone else’s ability to experience the consequences of their actions
  12. (Enabling) A term used to describe overly compassionate behavior toward an alcoholic. This works against a drinking alcoholic's recovery because it keeps him or her from having to deal with the consequences of his or her behavior. ...
  13. (Enabling) Altering program code to handle input, display, and editing of bidirectional or East Asian languages, such as Arabic and Japanese, respectively.
  14. (Enabling) Any action by another person or an institution that intentionally or unintentionally has the effect of facilitating the continuation of an individual’s addictive process.
  15. (Enabling) As it applies to the disease of addiction, can be defined as doing for someone, in an attempt to help, those things they could or should be doing for themselves, thus actually making it easier for them to continue in the progression of the disease.
  16. (Enabling) Behavior that allows an addict to continue the self-deception and self-destruction of substance abuse. Examples: a wife who calls in "sick" for a hungover husband; a father who ignores blatant signs that his teenage daughter is caught up in drugs. ...
  17. (Enabling) Behavior that supports an alcoholic/addict in continuing to drink and/or use.
  18. (Enabling) Due to shame and fear, significant family members often allow the drug/alcohol user to continue disruptive, irrational behavior patterns. This condition is established through a long history of deception, manipulation and control. Family members must learn to focus on their own needs.
  19. (Enabling) Professional and other services that consciously encourage or allow users to participate.
  20. (Enabling) The process of matching and then converting business application data to EDI standard formats.
  21. (Enabling) Things that people who are close to addicts do unconsciously that either encourage, or at least do not interfere with, the addict's drug use.
  22. (enabling) (p. 221) Giving workers the education and tools they need to assume their new decision-making powers.
  23. (enabling) Creating opportunities and means for families to display their present abilities and competencies and to acquire new ones that are necessary to meet the needs of their children and themselves.
  24. Enabling services are a key component of our business model. We enable other companies or software developers to integrate our network and IT abilities into their own services via standard interfaces. ...
  25. Confirmation option to activate a particular field or Extension. See also:Disable