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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.empowered - invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepterempowered - invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter
authorised, authorized - endowed with authority
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