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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.


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.]

  1. (context obsolete English) Qualified or entitled. v

  2. ''European institutions of higher education:'' To qualify as an instructor or professor. Usually associated with defense of a dissertation or similar project.

  1. v. qualify for teaching at a university in Europe; "He habilitated after his sabbatical at a prestigious American university"

  2. provide with clothes or put clothes on; "Parents must feed and dress their child" [syn: dress, clothe, enclothe, garb, raiment, tog, garment, fit out, apparel] [ant: undress]

Usage examples of "habilitate".

Capellan hands directed the operations, Capellan machinery accomplished the construction, but it was by and for the humans of Earth, her nearest neighbour, that the great work of habilitating Mars was undertaken.