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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.

empower

(ɪmˈpaʊə)
vb (tr)
1. to give or delegate power or authority to; authorize
2. to give ability to; enable or permit

em•pow•er

(ɛmˈpaʊ ər)

v.t.
1. to give official or legal power or authority to.
2. to endow with an ability; enable.
[1645–55]
em•pow′er•ment, n.

empower


Past participle: empowered
Gerund: empowering

Imperative
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Present
I empower
you empower
he/she/it empowers
we empower
you empower
they empower
Preterite
I empowered
you empowered
he/she/it empowered
we empowered
you empowered
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Present Continuous
I am empowering
you are empowering
he/she/it is empowering
we are empowering
you are empowering
they are empowering
Present Perfect
I have empowered
you have empowered
he/she/it has empowered
we have empowered
you have empowered
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Past Continuous
I was empowering
you were empowering
he/she/it was empowering
we were empowering
you were empowering
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Past Perfect
I had empowered
you had empowered
he/she/it had empowered
we had empowered
you had empowered
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Future
I will empower
you will empower
he/she/it will empower
we will empower
you will empower
they will empower
Future Perfect
I will have empowered
you will have empowered
he/she/it will have empowered
we will have empowered
you will have empowered
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Future Continuous
I will be empowering
you will be empowering
he/she/it will be empowering
we will be empowering
you will be empowering
they will be empowering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been empowering
you have been empowering
he/she/it has been empowering
we have been empowering
you have been empowering
they have been empowering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been empowering
you will have been empowering
he/she/it will have been empowering
we will have been empowering
you will have been empowering
they will have been empowering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been empowering
you had been empowering
he/she/it had been empowering
we had been empowering
you had been empowering
they had been empowering
Conditional
I would empower
you would empower
he/she/it would empower
we would empower
you would empower
they would empower
Past Conditional
I would have empowered
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we would have empowered
you would have empowered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.empower - give or delegate power or authority toempower - give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"
entitle - give the right to; "The Freedom of Information Act entitles you to request your FBI file"
appoint, charge - assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
sanction - give authority or permission to
2.empower - give qualities or abilities to
enable - render capable or able for some task; "This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street"; "The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain"
cover - invest with a large or excessive amount of something; "She covered herself with glory"

empower

verb
1. authorize, allow, commission, qualify, permit, sanction, entitle, delegate, license, warrant, give power to, give authority to, invest with power The army is now empowered to operate on a shoot-to-kill basis.
2. enable, equip, emancipate, give means to, enfranchise empowering the underprivileged by means of education

empower

verb
1. To give authority to:
2. To give the means, ability, or opportunity to do:
Translations

empower

[ɪmˈpaʊəʳ] VT
1. (= authorize) to empower sb to do sthautorizar a algn para hacer algo
2. [+ women, workers, minorities] → atribuir poderes a

empower

[ɪmˈpaʊər] vt
(= make stronger, more independent) [+ person, group, minority] → responsabiliser
(= authorize) to empower sb to do sth → habiliter qn à faire qch

empower

vt
to empower somebody to do somethingjdn ermächtigen, etw zu tun; (Jur) → jdm (die) Vollmacht erteilen, etw zu tun; to be empowered to do somethingermächtigt or befugt sein, etw zu tun; (Jur) → die Vollmacht haben, etw zu tun
(= make powerful) women, minorities etcstärken

empower

[ɪmˈpaʊəʳ] vt to empower sb to do sthconcedere l'autorità a qn di fare qc

empower

vt (psych) apoyar, dar confianza, facilitar, ayudar, permitir; (sociopolitical) capacitar (V. también la nota bajo enable.)
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Therefore, now empowerments can be described as contribution of organization frontline employee in 4 elements of information, knowledge, reward and power [5].
This article tries in addition to presenting a brief definition of KM and empowerment; study the KM relationship with empowerment of human resources.
The empowerment literature lacks a set of well-accepted and consistently applied definitions of the important elements in the empowerment process.
In this study, we try to evaluate the empowerment of human resources relation with organizational knowledge management.
Geisler [3] defines empowerment as power injection to the employees.
A reason to carry this study out is finding approaches for increasing human resources empowerment through associated paths to KM.
The studies have been carried out on human resources empowerment in different countries so far have generalized 3 models or approaches in this area.
Second, the motivational approach that considers power gaining as an inner state for gaining influence and control on other people and a basis for empowerment.
Last but not least is the incentive approach which presents a more theoretical perspective for empowerment through creation of intrinsic motivation by nurturing environment and making a sense of efficacy and higher energy.
from among the most important studies performed in relation to different aspects of empowerment Rinehart and Short (1993) "study of effective factors on teachers empowerment" [10], Wu and Short (1996) "evaluation of relationship between psychological empowerment of teacher with job commitment" [11], Morris (1996) "study of empowerment relationship with in-service training" [12], Fox (1998) "human resources empowerment using teacher-learner" [13] are noteworthy.
Moreover, Spreitzer (2000) "study of effective factors on empowering of human resources" [14], Siegall and Gardner (2000) "background factors of psychological empowerment" [15], Savery and Luks (2001) "relationship of empowerment with job satisfaction and stress level" [16], Mohammadi (2001)" evaluation of ways of human resources empowerment at Birjand university" [17],
Khatibi et al (2002) "study of educational-professional system human resources and its effect on raising efficiency and empowerment" [18], Bukingham and Klifton (2003) "identification of human resources and managers empowerment factors and context" [19], Lampers (2004) "teachers empowerment and their creativity an efficiency" [20], Mokhtari zadeh (2004) "analysis of influential factors on human resources empowerment in electricity company, western region" [21], and human resources and to come to an end the study of Hor Abadi (2005) who studied the relationship between organizational structure empowerment to mention variety of researches in empowerment.

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