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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
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Preterite
I empowered
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we empowered
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Present Continuous
I am empowering
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he/she/it is empowering
we are empowering
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Present Perfect
I have empowered
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Past Continuous
I was empowering
you were empowering
he/she/it was empowering
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Past Perfect
I had empowered
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we had empowered
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Future
I will empower
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we will empower
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Future Perfect
I will have empowered
you will have empowered
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Future Continuous
I will be empowering
you will be empowering
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we will be empowering
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been empowering
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we have been empowering
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been empowering
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we will have been empowering
you will have been empowering
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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
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Conditional
I would empower
you would empower
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Past Conditional
I 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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Is it an objection against the new Constitution, that it empowers the Senate, with the concurrence of the Executive, to make treaties which are to be the laws of the land?
It does not become us to trace the steps which she took in the conduct of this most difficult negotiation; but, having shown them to their satisfaction that the sum which she was empowered to offer was all her husband's available capital, and having convinced them that Colonel Crawley would prefer a perpetual retirement on the Continent to a residence in this country with his debts unsettled; having proved to them that there was no possibility of money accruing to him from other quarters, and no earthly chance of their getting a larger dividend than that which she was empowered to offer, she brought the Colonel's creditors unanimously to accept her proposals, and purchased with fifteen hundred pounds of ready money more than ten times that amount of debts.
Linton had no time to empower me to do so, for Joseph mounted close at my heels, and, pushing into the apartment, planted himself at the far side of the table, with his two fists clapped on the head of his stick, and began in an elevated tone, as if anticipating opposition -
It must stand in need of no intermediate legislations; but must itself be empowered to employ the arm of the ordinary magistrate to execute its own resolutions.
"You are the notary empowered to sell the country house that I wish to purchase, monsieur?" asked Monte Cristo.
Now Alexey Alexandrovitch intended to demand: First, that a new commission should be formed which should be empowered to investigate the condition of the native tribes on the spot; secondly, if it should appear that the condition of the native tribes actually was such as it appeared to be from the official documents in the hands of the committee, that another new scientific commission should be appointed to investigate the deplorable condition of the native tribes from the--(1) political, (2) administrative, (3) economic, (4) ethnographical,
They were not long in reaching the barracks, for the officer who commanded the party was desirous to avoid rousing the people by the display of military force in the streets, and was humanely anxious to give as little opportunity as possible for any attempt at rescue; knowing that it must lead to bloodshed and loss of life, and that if the civil authorities by whom he was accompanied, empowered him to order his men to fire, many innocent persons would probably fall, whom curiosity or idleness had attracted to the spot.
Meanwhile the satisfaction with which Leonela saw herself empowered to carry on her amour reached such a height that, regardless of everything else, she followed her inclinations unrestrainedly, feeling confident that her mistress would screen her, and even show her how to manage it safely.
A small and humble dwelling was prepared for his family, and the divine had made his appearance in the place but a few days previously to the time of his introduction to the reader, As his forms were entirely new to most of the inhabitants, and a clergyman of another denomination had previously occupied the field, by engaging the academy, the first Sunday after his arrival was allowed to pass in silence; but now that his rival had passed on, like a meteor filling the air with the light of his wisdom, Richard was empowered to give notice that “Public worship, after the forms of the Protestant Episcopal Church, would be held on the night before Christmas, in the long room of the academy in Templeton, by the Rev.
Mr Shepherd was completely empowered to act; and no sooner had such an end been reached, than Anne, who had been a most attentive listener to the whole, left the room, to seek the comfort of cool air for her flushed cheeks; and as she walked along a favourite grove, said, with a gentle sigh, "A few months more, and he, perhaps, may be walking here.
In his hospital Fazenda we spent our time until the day when we were empowered to open the letter of instructions given to us by Professor Challenger.
Fairlie's friend in London, who was empowered to conclude all necessary arrangements.

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