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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).
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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
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|Noun||1.||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"
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
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noun enabling, equipping, emancipation, enfranchising This government believes strongly in the empowerment of women.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
empowerment[ɪmˈpaʊəmənt] N [of women, workers, minorities] → atribución f de poder
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
empowerment[ɪmˈpaʊərmənt] n [person, group, minority] → responsabilisation f
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