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empower

em·pow·er

empower

 
 
pronunciation:
ihm paU r
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: empowered, empowering, empowers
definition 1: to grant legal power or authority to; authorize.
The courts are empowered to rule in certain family matters.
synonyms:
authorize, permit, warrant
antonyms:
forbid
similar words:
accredit, commission, entitle, license, ratify
definition 2: to permit; enable.
Wealth has empowered him to be more independent.
synonyms:
allow, enable, let, permit
antonyms:
forbid
similar words:
sanction
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derivation: empowerment (n.)
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