disempower


dis·em·pow·er

verb \ˌdis-im-ˈpa(-ə)r\

: to cause (a person or a group of people) to be less likely than others to succeed : to prevent (a person or group) from having power, authority, or influence

Full Definition of DISEMPOWER

transitive verb
:  to deprive of power, authority, or influence :  make weak, ineffectual, or unimportant
dis·em·pow·er·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of DISEMPOWER

  1. They have been disempowered by a society that believes they are intellectually inferior.

First Known Use of DISEMPOWER

1813

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