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EMPOWER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does empower mean? 

EMPOWER (verb)
  The verb EMPOWER has 2 senses:

1. give or delegate power or authority to
2. give qualities or abilities to

  Familiarity information: EMPOWER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMPOWER (verb)


Sense 1empower [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give or delegate power or authority to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

authorise; empower; authorize

Context example:

She authorized her assistant to sign the papers

Hypernyms (to "empower" is one way to...):

appoint; charge (assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "empower"):

entitle (give the right to)

sanction (give authority or permission to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Sense 2empower [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give qualities or abilities to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

endow; endue; gift; indue; empower; invest

Hypernyms (to "empower" is one way to...):

enable (render capable or able for some task)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "empower"):

cover (invest with a large or excessive amount of something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody with something


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