Meaning of “empower” - Learner’s Dictionary

empower

verb uk us /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.
be empowered to do sth

to have the legal or official right to do something:

The court is empowered to take away your children.

(Definition of “empower” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)