empowered

adjective
em·​pow·​ered | \ im-ˈpau̇(-ə)rd How to pronounce empowered (audio) \

Definition of empowered

: having the knowledge, confidence, means, or ability to do things or make decisions for oneself … generations of educated, empowered women are moving into leadership across all sectors …— Pat Mitchell Ultimately, Consumer Reports hopes patients can be more empowered consumers when it comes to their health care.— Stephanie Dickrell empowered personnel seek and eliminate the root causes of problems instead of being blamed for them.— Ellen Earle Chaffee and Daniel Seymour Karen felt empowered to address women's issues by the fact that she returned to school after a ten-year hiatus to stay home with her children.— Jill Eichhorn It is not insane to want to feel unafraid and empowered; it is human.— Jody M. Roy

First Known Use of empowered

1983, in the meaning defined above

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