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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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In empowering people, leaders quickly learn that their "position" and "autonomy" are replaced with influence and interdependence.
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.
The examples given so far are of empowering through giving.
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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.

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