Definition of habilitate in English:

habilitate

Pronunciation /həˈbiləˌtāt/ /həˈbɪləˌteɪt/

intransitive verb

[no object]
  • Qualify for office, especially as a teacher in a German university.

    ‘Heisenberg had already habilitated at the University of Göttingen’

Origin

Early 17th century from medieval Latin habilitat- ‘made able’, from the verb habilitare, from habilitas (see ability).

Pronunciation

habilitate

/həˈbiləˌtāt/ /həˈbɪləˌteɪt/