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Definition of empower:

  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.


induct, indue, clothe, present, place, endue, give, commit, endow, adorn, authorise, put, vest, clear, qualify, invest, authorize, accredit, seat, enthrone, dower, gift, pass.

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