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v. t. clothe, dress; provision.See clothing.

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  • Habilitate — Ha*bil i*tate (h[.a]*b[i^]l [i^]*t[asl]t), a. [LL. habilitatus, p. p. of habilitare to enable.] Qualified or entitled. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Habilitate — Ha*bil i*tate (h[.a]*b[i^]l [i^]*t[=a]t), v. t. To fit out; to equip; to qualify; to entitle. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • habilitate — [hə bil′ə tāt΄] vt. habilitated, habilitating [< ML habilitatus, pp. of habilitare, to make suitable < L habilis: see HABILE] 1. to clothe; equip; outfit 2. Archaic to train; make capable 3. Mining to provide (a mine) with the capital and… …   English World dictionary

  • habilitate — verb ( tated; tating) Etymology: Late Latin habilitatus, past participle of habilitare, from Latin habilitas ability more at ability Date: 1604 transitive verb 1. to make fit or capable (as for functioning in society) 2. clothe, dress… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • habilitate — habilitation, n. habilitative, adj. habilitator, n. /heuh bil i tayt /, v., habilitated, habilitating. v.t. 1. to clothe or dress. 2. to make fit. v.i. 3. to become fit. [1595 1605; < ML habilitatus, ptp. of habilitare to make fit. See ABILITY,… …   Universalium

  • habilitate — verb European institutions of higher education: To qualify as an instructor or professor. Usually associated with defense of a dissertation or similar project …   Wiktionary

  • habilitate — v. prepare, equip; dress, clothe; make fit, make capable; become fit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • habilitate — [hə bɪlɪteɪt] verb qualify for office, especially as a teacher in a German university. Derivatives habilitation noun Origin C17: from med. L. habilitat , habilitare make able , from habilitas (see ability) …   English new terms dictionary

  • habilitate — ha·bil·i·tate …   English syllables

  • habilitate — ha•bil•i•tate [[t]həˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt[/t]] v. tat•ed, tat•ing 1) to clothe or dress 2) to make fit 3) to become fit • Etymology: 1595–1605; < ML habilitātus, ptp. of habilitāre to make fit. See ability, ate I ha•bil i•ta′tion, n. ha•bil′i•ta tive,… …   From formal English to slang

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