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Nicelz worked around it :-) I thought it was just me who couldn't find the word for it, but it seems that everyone has avoided a direct answer to erteilen and everyoen has rephrased it. Hope I can deal with the other occurences. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
Explanation: Freigabe is translated by all dictionaries as release. However, in your context that may be too little.
Ernst has the following on "Freigabe":
Freigabe f, Auslösung f (Masch) / release, disengaging
Freigabe f, Entblockung f (Bahn) / clearing, unblocking, freeing
Freigabe f (DV, Fernm) / release
Freigabe f (F.Org) / release
Freigabe... (Signal) / enabling
Freigabeanweisung f (DV) / release statement
Freigabebefehl m (DV) / enable command
Freigabeblock m (Bahn) / clearing block
Freigabe-Blocksperre f (Bahn) / device for effecting manual block
Freigabedatum n (F.Org) / release date
Freigabedatum, Verfalldatum n (DV) / expiration date, purge date
Freigabefeld n (Bahn) / permission mechanism
Freigabegrenze f (Luftf) / clearance limit
Freigabeimpuls m (DV) / enable pulse
Freigabeleitung f (DV) / enable circuit
Freigabeschalter m / release switch
Freigabesignal n (DV) / enabling signal
Freigabesignal n (Fernm) / release signal
Basically the comfort system unblocks the window lifters, by giving the appropriate clerance to the door control system.
Freigabetaste f (DV) / release key
Alexander Schleber Belgium Local time: 04:15 Specializes in field Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in category: 52
Explanation: window lifter/opener/regulator
(regulator = BMW terminology)
I think the question was "erteilen"
Trudy Peters United States Local time: 22:15 Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in category: 139
Nicelz worked around it :-) I thought it was just me who couldn't find the word for it, but it seems that everyone has avoided a direct answer to erteilen and everyoen has rephrased it. Hope I can deal with the other occurences.