Empower

Definition of Empower

Em`pow´er
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Empowered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Empowering.]
2.To give moral or physical power, faculties, or abilities to.
3.to enable or permit; to give more opportunity for independent action.

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