empower definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to take a position with energy, particularly appropriate energy or official expert. See Synonyms at authorize.
    • To equip or supply with an ability; enable: "Computers ... empower students to become intellectual explorers” ( Edward B. Fiske).
    • to offer authority to; to delegate power to; to payment; to approve (having frequently a legal force)
    • to offer ethical or real power, traits, or abilities to.
    • make it possible for or permit; to offer more chance for independent action.
    • To invest with power, specially appropriate power or official authority. See Synonyms at authorize.
    • To equip or supply with an ability; enable: "computer systems ... empower pupils to be intellectual explorers” ( Edward B. Fiske).
    • to provide authority to; to delegate power to; to payment; to authorize (having commonly a legal power)
    • to offer moral or real power, faculties, or abilities to.
    • to enable or allow; to give more window of opportunity for separate action.
  • verb:
    • To give permission, energy, or perhaps the right in law to accomplish one thing.
    • to provide somebody more confidence and/or energy doing some thing, often by enabling them to improve their particular control over their particular life or circumstance.
    • give or delegate energy or expert to
    • give attributes or capabilities to
    • to provide authorization, power, or even the right to complete one thing.
    • to offer somebody even more self-confidence and/or strength doing some thing, often by allowing them to improve their particular control over unique life or circumstance.
    • give or assign power or authority to
    • give attributes or capabilities to
  • others:
    • to offer energy or authority to; authorize, as for legal reasons, payment, page of lawyer, verbal permit, etc.: as, the commissioner is empowered in order to make terms.
    • To give energy or force to; provide efficacy to; permit.
    • Synonyms To commission, license, warrant, qualify.
    • to offer energy or authority to; authorize, as by-law, payment, letter of lawyer, spoken permit, etc.: as, the commissioner is empowered to make terms.
    • To give energy or force to; offer efficacy to; permit.
    • Synonyms To commission, license, warrant, qualify.

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