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English definition of “empower”

empower

verb
 
 
/ɪmˈpaʊər/
[T] to give someone the confidence, skills, freedom, etc to do something: [+ to do sth] Education empowers people to take control of their lives.Freedom to actOpportunity Allowing and permitting
be empowered to do sth to have the legal or official right to do something: The court is empowered to take away your children.Legislation and law-makingFreedom to actOpportunity
(Definition of empower from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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