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empowerverb [T]

uk   /ɪmˈpaʊər/  us   /-ˈpaʊr/
(Definition of empower from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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empowerverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈpɑʊ·ər, -ˈpɑʊər/
to ​encourage and ​support the ​ability to do something: We ​want to empower ​individuals to get the ​skills they need. To empower is also to give ​legalauthority for something: The ​stateconstitution does not empower ​counties to ​createhousingauthorities.
empowerment
noun [U]  us   /ɪmˈpɑʊ·ər·mənt, -ˈpɑʊər-/
Company ​programsencourageworker empowerment.
(Definition of empower from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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empowerverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪmˈpaʊər/
to give someone ​official or ​legalauthority, or the freedom or ​confidence to do something: empower sb (to do sth) We empower our ​salesstaff to make decisions without always having to ​consult their ​supervisor.be empowered to do sth The Legislature is empowered to make ​law, ​subject to the Governor's ​right of ​veto. This ​communicationsskillscourseaims to make ​people feel empowered.
(Definition of empower from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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