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Meaning of EMPOWER

Pronunciation:  em'pawur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"
  2. [v]  give qualities or abilities to
 

EMPOWER is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: authorise, authorize, endow, endue, gift, indue, invest
 
 See Also: appoint, charge, cover, enable, entitle, sanction

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Em*pow"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Empowered}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Empowering}.]
1. To give authority to; to delegate power to; to commission;
   to authorize (having commonly a legal force); as, the
   Supreme Court is empowered to try and decide cases, civil
   or criminal; the attorney is empowered to sign an
   acquittance, and discharge the debtor.

2. To give moral or physical power, faculties, or abilities
   to. ``These eyes . . . empowered to gaze.'' --Keble.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accredit, arm, assign, authorize, certificate, certify, charge, charter, clothe, clothe with power, commission, commit, consign, delegate, depute, deputize, detach, detail, devolute, devolve, devolve upon, enable, endow, endue, enfranchise, entitle, entrust, franchise, give in charge, give official sanction, give power, invest, legalize, legitimize, license, mission, patent, post, privilege, ratify, sanction, send out, transfer, validate, vest, warrant
 

 

 

 

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