The phrase is often used in a written speech. E.g.:

  • Everybody needs an education. It gives you an opportunity to have a good job and to succeed in life.

How to rephrase that:

  • It enables you...

  • It lets you...

  • It allows you...

None seems good enough. How can you say it better?

  • helps, facilitates, ... – Kris Mar 6 '14 at 9:40
  • .... positions [complex catenative with to-infinitive] [M-W: The company is positioning itself to take advantage of a new market. The shortstop was positioned well to make the play. ] – Edwin Ashworth Mar 6 '14 at 11:56
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    It promises a promising opportunity. – 54 69 6D Aug 26 '16 at 16:02

How about it empowers you?

to give ability to; enable; permit

The term has a fairly strong connotation, if that is what you wish to convey.


I like the idiom "open the door to (something)"

Everybody needs an education. It opens the door to success.

  • As much as I like the phrase, it is not in one word ! – Alexandre Cassagne May 22 '16 at 1:30
  • @Alexandre Cassagne It's still a valuable contribution given that the author is asking for advice on how to "rephrase" or "say it better." Thanks for pointing it out though! :) – Story May 22 '16 at 1:49

Maybe "It provides/opens you..."!?

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    Do you mean "opens you up to" or similar? In any case, a good answer will explain and give sources. Why do you think these words are correct? Can you give definitions and/or usage examples? – nxx Mar 6 '14 at 13:54

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