CAPACITATE, v.t. [See Capacity.] 1. To make capable; to enable; to furnish with natural power; as, to capacitate one for understanding a theorem. 2. To endue with moral qualifications; to qualify; to furnish with legal powers; as, to capacitate one for an office.
v 1: make legally capable or qualify in law 2: cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg 3: make capable; "This instruction capacitates us to understand the problem"
Capacitate Ca*pac"i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Capacitated; p. pr. & vb. n. Capacitating.] To render capable; to enable; to qualify. By thih instruction we may be capaciated to observe those errors. --Dryden.