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To give someone an opportunity to do something

enable

verb

to give someone the ability or opportunity to do something

entitle

verb

to give someone the right to do something

allow

verb

to give someone or something the time or opportunity to do something

empower

verb

to give someone more control over their life or more power to do something

hand over

to give power or control to someone else

give someone a try

to give someone an opportunity to do something

open doors

to give someone opportunities

deal in

to allow someone to take part in something with you

give someone enough rope (to hang themselves)

to allow someone to do something in the way that they want to when you know that they will probably fail

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a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve

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