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Definition of "empower" []

  • To invest with power, especially legal power or official authority. See Synonyms at authorize. (verb-transitive)
  • To equip or supply with an ability; enable: "Computers ... empower students to become intellectual explorers” ( Edward B. Fiske). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "empower" in a sentence
  • "She says: The word enable can be contrasted with the word empower."
  • "Oxford defines vulnerable as "susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm"; empower is to "give (someone) the authority or power to do something.""
  • "Membership: For s30 to s75, new clients are entitled to a six-week money back / results guaranteed programme called empower with no joining fee and no contract."