Antonyms of verb disable

1 of 2 senses of disable

Sense 1
disable, disenable, incapacitate -- (make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer")
       Antonym of enable (Sense 1)
      => enable -- (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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb disable

2 senses of disable

Sense 1
disable, disenable, incapacitate -- (make unable to perform a certain action; "disable this command on your computer")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
disable, invalid, incapacitate, handicap -- (injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident")
       => injure, wound -- (cause injuries or bodily harm to)

Antonyms of adj disabling

2 senses of disabling

Sense 1
crippling, disabling, incapacitating -- (that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury")

INDIRECT (VIA unhealthful) -> healthful -- (conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance")

Sense 2
disabling (vs. enabling), disqualifying -- (depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified; "certain disabling restrictions disqualified him for citizenship")

enabling (vs. disabling) -- (providing legal power or sanction; "an enabling resolution"; "enabling power")
        => facultative -- (granting a privilege or permission or power to do or not do something; "a facultative enactment")
        => sanctionative, sanctioning -- (implying sanction or serving to sanction; "the guardian's duties were primarily sanctionative rather than administrative")

Similarity of adj disabling

2 senses of disabling

Sense 1
crippling, disabling, incapacitating -- (that cripples or disables or incapacitates; "a crippling injury")
       => unhealthful (vs. healthful) -- (detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint")

Sense 2
disabling (vs. enabling), disqualifying -- (depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified; "certain disabling restrictions disqualified him for citizenship")

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