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.
empower (part of speech: verb)
enable (part of speech: verb)
authorize (part of speech: verb)
confirm, license, enable, countersign, affirm, enfranchise, deputize, consent, bless, authenticate, sanction, ordain, entitle, warrant, approve, certify, denominate, commission, notarize, validate, permit, assent, agree, designate
energize (part of speech: verb)
strengthen (part of speech: verb)
influence (part of speech: verb)
- Does this empower States to legalize fraud and violence? - "Three Prize Essays on American Slavery", R. B. Thurston A.C. Baldwin Timothy Williston.
- I beg your majesty to empower me to repel this attack of mad women! - "Marie Antoinette And Her Son", Louise Muhlbach Official.
- Fourth, we must empower parents with more information and more choices. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.