disempower

verb dis·em·pow·er \ ˌdis-im-ˈpau̇(-ə)r \

Definition of disempower

transitive verb
:to deprive of power, authority, or influence :make weak, ineffectual, or unimportant

disempowerment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of disempower in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of disempower

1813


DISEMPOWER Defined for English Language Learners

disempower

verb

Definition of disempower for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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