Empower meaning

ĕm-pou'ər
To provide (someone regarded as weak or oppressed) with the means or opportunities to improve his or her situation.
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To give someone more confidence and/or strength to do something, often by enabling them to increase their control over their own life or situation.

It's not enough to give women and minorities equal rights on paper; they need to be empowered to be able to make use of these rights.

John found that starting up his own business empowered him greatly in social situations.

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Empower is defined as to enable or give authority to someone.

An example of empower is to leave the second in command in total charge for the day.

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To give power or authority to; authorize.

Congress is empowered to levy taxes.

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To equip or supply with an ability; enable.
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To give ability to; enable; permit.
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To invest with power, especially legal power or official authority.
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To give permission, power, or the legal right to do something.
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Origin of empower

  • em- +‎ power
    From Wiktionary