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empower

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verb em·pow·er \im-ˈpau̇(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of empower

  • : to give power to (someone)

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of empower

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give official authority or legal power to <empowered her attorney to act on her behalf>

  3. 2 :  enable 1a

  4. 3 :  to promote the self-actualization or influence of <women's movement has been inspiring and empowering women — Ron Hansen>

empowerment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of empower in a sentence

  1. seeking changes in the workplace that will empower women

  2. <the federal agency empowered to collect taxes>



1648

First Known Use of empower

1648


EMPOWER Defined for Kids

empower

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verb em·pow·er \im-ˈpau̇-ər\

Definition of empower for Students

empowered

empowering

  1. :  to give authority or legal power to <She empowered her lawyer to act on her behalf.>




Law Dictionary

empower

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transitive verb em·pow·er \im-ˈpau̇-ər\

Legal Definition of empower

  1. :  to give official authority or legal power to <no branch of government should be empowered unilaterally to impose a serious penalty — L. H. Tribe>





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