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empower

verb [T]
 
 
/ɪmˈpaʊər/
to give someone official or legal authority, or the freedom or confidence to do something: empower sb (to do sth) We empower our sales staff 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 communications skills course aims to make people feel empowered.
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