empower


em·pow·er

verb \im-ˈpa(-ə)r\

: to give power to (someone)

: to give official authority or legal power to (someone)

Full Definition of EMPOWER

transitive verb
1
:  to give official authority or legal power to <empowered her attorney to act on her behalf>
2
:  enable 1a
3
:  to promote the self-actualization or influence of <women's movement has been inspiring and empowering women — Ron Hansen>
em·pow·er·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of EMPOWER

  1. seeking changes in the workplace that will empower women
  2. <the federal agency empowered to collect taxes>

First Known Use of EMPOWER

1648

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