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em·pow·er

 (ĕm-pou′ər)
tr.v. em·pow·ered, em·pow·er·ing, em·pow·ers
1. To invest with power, especially legal power or official authority. See Synonyms at authorize.
2. To equip or supply with an ability; enable: "Computers ... empower students to become intellectual explorers" (Edward B. Fiske).

em·pow′er·ment n.

empower

(ɪmˈpaʊə)
vb (tr)
1. to give or delegate power or authority to; authorize
2. to give ability to; enable or permit

em•pow•er

(ɛmˈpaʊ ər)

v.t.
1. to give official or legal power or authority to.
2. to endow with an ability; enable.
[1645–55]
em•pow′er•ment, n.

empower


Past participle: empowered
Gerund: empowering

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I empowered
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Present Continuous
I am empowering
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Present Perfect
I have empowered
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Past Continuous
I was empowering
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Past Perfect
I had empowered
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Future
I will empower
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Future Perfect
I will have empowered
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Future Continuous
I will be empowering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been empowering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been empowering
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been empowering
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we had been empowering
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Conditional
I would empower
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Past Conditional
I would have empowered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.empower - give or delegate power or authority toempower - give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"
entitle - give the right to; "The Freedom of Information Act entitles you to request your FBI file"
appoint, charge - assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
sanction - give authority or permission to
2.empower - give qualities or abilities to
enable - render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
cover - invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"

empower

verb
1. authorize, allow, commission, qualify, permit, sanction, entitle, delegate, license, warrant, give power to, give authority to, invest with power The army is now empowered to operate on a shoot-to-kill basis.
2. enable, equip, emancipate, give means to, enfranchise empowering the underprivileged by means of education

empower

verb
1. To give authority to:
2. To give the means, ability, or opportunity to do:
Translations

empower

[ɪmˈpaʊəʳ] VT
1. (= authorize) to empower sb to do sthautorizar a algn para hacer algo
2. [+ women, workers, minorities] → atribuir poderes a

empower

[ɪmˈpaʊər] vt
(= make stronger, more independent) [+ person, group, minority] → responsabiliser
(= authorize) to empower sb to do sth → habiliter qn à faire qch

empower

vt
to empower somebody to do somethingjdn ermächtigen, etw zu tun; (Jur) → jdm (die) Vollmacht erteilen, etw zu tun; to be empowered to do somethingermächtigt or befugt sein, etw zu tun; (Jur) → die Vollmacht haben, etw zu tun
(= make powerful) women, minorities etcstärken

empower

[ɪmˈpaʊəʳ] vt to empower sb to do sthconcedere l'autorità a qn di fare qc

empower

vt (psych) apoyar, dar confianza, facilitar, ayudar, permitir; (sociopolitical) capacitar (V. también la nota bajo enable.)
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