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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.

Synonyms:

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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