En*a"ble (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Enabled (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Enabling (?).] 1. To give strength or
ability to; to make firm and strong. [Obs.] "Who hath
enabled me." 1 Tim. i. 12.
Receive the Holy Ghost, said Christ to his apostles,
when he enabled them with priestly power. Jer.
2. 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
Temperance gives Nature her full play, and
enables her to exert herself in all her force and