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Meaning of EMPOWER

Pronunciation:  em'pawur

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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