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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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