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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.

empowerment

(ɪmˈpaʊəmənt)
n
1. the giving or delegation of power or authority; authorization
2. the giving of an ability; enablement or permission
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in South Africa) a policy of providing special opportunities in employment, training, etc for Black people and others disadvantaged under apartheid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.empowerment - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
sanction - the act of final authorization; "it had the sanction of the church"
permission, permit, license - the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
certification, enfranchisement - the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on
commissioning, commission - the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
delegating, relegating, relegation, delegation, deputation - authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
loan approval - formal authorization to get a loan (usually from a bank)
rubber stamp - routine authorization of an action without questions

empowerment

noun enabling, equipping, emancipation, enfranchising This government believes strongly in the empowerment of women.
Translations
autonomisationautorisationcapacitation

empowerment

[ɪmˈpaʊəmənt] N [of women, workers, minorities] → atribución f de poder

empowerment

[ɪmˈpaʊərmənt] n [person, group, minority] → responsabilisation f
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