Definition of empower
- empowered her attorney to act on her behalf
- women's movement has been inspiring and empowering women
- —Ron Hansen
seeking changes in the workplace that will empower women
the federal agency empowered to collect taxes
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: to give power to (someone)
: to give official authority or legal power to (someone)
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