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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.


(Sociology) approving having qualities that give a person or a group of people the means to take more control of their lives and become stronger and more independent
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Ablewhite myself, and I induced your mother to let me insert a clause in the will, empowering her executors, in certain events, to consult with me about the appointment of a new guardian.
After which I caused a procuration to be drawn, empowering him to be the receiver of the annual profits of my plantation: and appointing my partner to account with him, and make the returns, by the usual fleets, to him in my name; and by a clause in the end, made a grant of one hundred moidores a year to him during his life, out of the effects, and fifty moidores a year to his son after him, for his life: and thus I requited my old man.
The process of empowering an individual or a system, means "to give power or authority to; to authorize; as, the president is empowered to veto legislation" (Webster, 1978, p.
Additional installed software includes Acer Empowering Technology, Adobe Reader, Norton AntiVirus, CyberLink Power Producer, NTI CD-Maker.
By your sharing your ideas and especially yourself, Carolyn, your being has an empowering influence on others.
Powered by Intel's newest Core 2 Duo processor and featuring Acer's exclusive Empowering Technology together with the Acer Arcade entertainment suite, the Aspire 9810 is a highly-versatile system that delivers a truly extraordinary audio-visual experience, offering digital PC Television through the integrated analogue and digital TV Tuner and cutting-edge Video and Voice over IP communication thanks to the built-in Acer Orbicam.
Together we have greatly increased the effectiveness of live technical assistance and self-service initiatives by empowering people to swiftly solve software, hardware and network incidents with very little effort.
Founded in 1989, WITI is the premier global organization empowering women in business and technology, as well as the entrepreneurial woman.

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