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English verb: empower

1. empower (social) give or delegate power or authority to

SamplesShe authorized her assistant to sign the papers.

Synonymsauthorise, authorize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)appoint, charge

Narrower (hyponym)entitle, sanction

2. empower (social) give qualities or abilities to

Synonymsendow, endue, gift, indue, invest

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)enable

Narrower (hyponym)cover

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