An enabler is someone who helps someone do something that they might not be able to do on their own. They might be a friend, family member, or supporter.

  • His parents are enablers, which is why he is so lazy.

  • The school is trying to be an enabler, by providing resources and support.

Definition of enablers


One who or that which helps something to happen.


One who encourages a bad habit in another (typically drug addiction) by their behaviour.


One who gives someone else the power to behave in a certain way.

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