empower
transitive verb Date: 1648 1. to give official authority or legal power to <
empowered her attorney to act on her behalf
>
2. enable 1a 3. to promote the self-actualization or influence of <
women's movement has been inspiring and empowering women — Ron Hansen
>
empowerment noun

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  • EMPOWER — (Education Means Protection Of Women Engaged in Recreation) or Moolniti Songserm Okard Pooying ( th. มูลนิธิส่งเสริมโอกาสผู้หญิง) is a non profit organisation in Thailand that supports sex workers by offering free classes in language, health, law …   Wikipedia

  • EmPower — 15 Volt Stecker EmPower ist ein für Flugzeuge entwickeltes Bord Energieversorgungssystem der US amerikanischen Firma Astronics AES. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 EmPower 15 Volt Gleichstrom …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • EMPOWER — (Akronym für Education Means Protection Of Women Engaged in Recreation, auch bekannt als Center for Sex Workers Protection, in Thai: มูลนิธิส่งเสริมโอกาสผู้หญิง, Mun nithi Songsoem Okaad Phuying) ist eine thailändische gemeinnützige Organisation …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • empower — em‧pow‧er [ɪmˈpaʊə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] formal LAW to give a person or an organization the power or the legal right to do something: empower somebody to do something • The President is empowered to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • empower — em·pow·er /im pau̇ ər/ vt: to give official authority or legal power to no branch of government should be empower ed unilaterally to impose a serious penalty L. H. Tribe Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • empower — empower, empowerment Empower is a 17c verb meaning ‘to give power or authority to’. In the 1970s it acquired a new meaning, ‘to make (someone) able to do something’, implying the freedom to adopt moral values and principles of one s choice as… …   Modern English usage

  • Empower — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empower — empower, empowerment → empoderar(se) …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • empower — 1650s, used by Milton, but the modern popularity dates from 1986; from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + POWER (Cf. power). Related: Empowered; empowering; empowerment …   Etymology dictionary

  • empower — *enable Analogous words: *authorize, commission, accredit, license: train, instruct, discipline, *teach: endow, endue (see DOWER) Contrasted words: debar, disbar, shut out, rule out, *exclude …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • empower — [v] authorize, enable accredit, allow, capacitate, charge, commission, delegate, entitle, entrust, grant, invest, legitimize, license, okay, permit, privilege, qualify, sanction, vest, warrant; concepts 50,88 Ant. disenfranchise, refuse, reject,… …   New thesaurus

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