Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To render fit or make qualified; enable.
  • transitive verb Biology To cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes needed to penetrate and fertilize an egg.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make capable; enable.
  • Specifically— To furnish with legal powers; qualify: as, to capacitate one for an office.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To render capable; to enable; to qualify.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make capable.
  • verb transitive, zoology To alter sperm to allow to fertilize eggs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make legally capable or qualify in law
  • verb cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg
  • verb make capable

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[capacit(y) + –ate.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From capacity +‎ -ate

Examples

  • He said he should "capacitate" these units if there is to be any significant breakthrough in the fight against crime.

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  • ECS as good as a Episcopal Diocese of Long Island put over $200K in to renovating a space to capacitate AFC to offer protected as good as cool preserve during a site.

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  • If the ones who opted to capacitate SSH changed their default password, they were defence to attack.

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  • If the ones who opted to capacitate SSH changed their default password, they were defence to attack.

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  • Depending upon a turn we will be required to sense learners in an array of activities which will capacitate

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  • Depending upon a turn we will be required to sense learners in an array of activities which will capacitate

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  • Governments contingency have a correct infrastructure as good as aptitude to capacitate successful media preparation preparation initiatives.

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  • If the ones who opted to capacitate SSH changed their default password, they were defence to attack.

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  • If the ones who opted to capacitate SSH changed their default password, they were defence to attack.

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  • Governments contingency have a correct infrastructure as good as aptitude to capacitate successful media preparation preparation initiatives.

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