Enable might be what you're looking for:
to make (someone or something) able to do or to be something (Merriam-Webster.com)
Synonyms listed by Merriam-Webster are allow, empower, let, permit. The shared element is the idea of "making (something) possible".
Equip (listed in the "related words" in the Merriam-Webster thesaurus) is also a possibility; the meaning given is "to prepare (someone) for a particular activity or problem".