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The Constitution empowers the Vice President to cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate.
  give or delegate authority or power to


give knowledge or confidence to someone that permits doing something
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empower empowered empowers empowerment empowering
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  • The Constitution empowers the Vice President to cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate.
  • I hope women who read the book will feel empowered.
  • Capitalism empowers the renegade to test their idea in the market.
  • If you would empower me to do it, I would do it for you with the greatest satisfaction
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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  • He often wins with more than 60 percent of the vote, and that popular support has empowered him to take bold action.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • May this vial of water be empowered with thy spirit.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • I am not empowered to trade your life for a lie.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • "You are the notary empowered to sell the country house that I wish to purchase, monsieur?" asked Monte Cristo.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • If you really want to change a culture, to empower women, improve basic hygiene and health care, and fight high rates of infant mortality, the answer is to educate girls.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • If you would empower me to do it, I would do it for you with the greatest satisfaction!
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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  • I would tell him that you were empowered by me to discuss the matter.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • The General Law Amendment Act, better known as the Ninety-Day Detention Law, ... and empowered any police officer to detain any person without a warrant on grounds of suspicion of a political crime.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He is also a deputy sheriff, empowered to investigate such accidents.
    Louis L’Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • Furthermore, this court is not empowered to make exceptions.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Is there an objection because the new Constitution empowers the Senate with the concurrence of the President to make treaties that are to be the laws of the land?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Now, empowered to ask questions of utmost rudeness — and promised answers — he could, conceivably (though it was almost unimaginable), ask someone, some adult, his father perhaps: "Do you lie?"
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • The first clause of article one, section eight empowers Congress "to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises;"
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • "You’ve already done something pretty empowering.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • "And then that summer at camp I met K-15, who had that kind of puppy-dog face with the big brown eyes and drooping eyelids that just sort of made you want to take care of her, only she didn’t want me to take care of her, because she was a very empowered feminist who liked me because she thought I was the great mind of my generation, but then she decided I would never be—and again I’m quoting—’an artist,’ which was apparently cause for dismissal even though I had never claimed to be anů
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Are you trying to think of an empowered X-Woman?
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • And when I have something significant to add, I definitely feel empowered to do it.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • His education has empowered him, and he has strong opinions about racial freedom and equality that land him and the black community in trouble.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Having been empowered by the Department to hire native assistance, so long as the consequent expenditure did not exceed three dollars a month, I promptly made a deal with Mike, giving him an official I. 0.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Claiming it to be magic only empowers them.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • As such, I am empowered to take certain steps in order to secure the safety of this area against traitors, spies, and any other persons whose behavior I consider suspicious.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • There was something empowering about standing in the middle of an empty four-lane highway.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • I am empowered to hand you one hundred guineas in return for which you will travel to Sticklehaven, Devon.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Which is empowered.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Adel felt as though, overnight, he had acquired an altogether new auxiliary sense, one that empowered him to perceive things he never had before, things that had stared him in the face for years.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I am empowered to mention that it is the intention of the person to reveal it at first hand by word of mouth to yourself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • And once he achieves this, he will empower the other Titans.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • By the kindness of Lord Godalming, I am empowered to read her letters and papers, for I am deeply concerned about certain matters vitally important.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • That is exactly what the Illuminati want you to do-confirm them, empower them.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But I just stood there in my B-boy stance, empowered by strains of "The Bridge Is Over" running through my head, until I felt like the message had gotten across.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • But no policeman came to call, either to ask questions or with a warrant empowering him to take paint scrapings from the WV’s bumpers.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The Supreme Court under Rabbani was filled now with hard-liner mullahs who did away with the communist-era decrees that empowered women and instead passed rulings based on Shari’a, strict Islamic laws that ordered women to cover, forbade their travel without a male relative, punished adultery with stoning.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • HIGH COUNCIL: the Landsraad inner circle empowered to act as supreme tribunal in House to House disputes.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • A bull from the Pope empowered them to do that.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • —My son, William Franklin, is empowered to enter into like contracts with any person in Cumberland county.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • I didn’t have that kind of access, access that could empower me.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Q. Miss Snell, this body is empowered to cite you for contempt if you refuse to answer on any other grounds than Constitutional ones.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Meanwhile the satisfaction with which Leonela saw herself empowered to carry on her amour reached such a height that, regardless of everything else, she followed her inclinations unrestrainedly, feeling confident that her mistress would screen her, and even show her how to manage it safely.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Mr. Linton had no time to empower me to do so, for Joseph mounted close at my heels, and, pushing into the apartment, planted himself at the far side of the table, with his two fists clapped on the head of his stick, and began in an elevated tone, as if anticipating opposition — ’Hathecliff has sent me for his lad, and I munn’t goa back ’bout him.’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • "Admittedly," he said, "there are plenty of educated people who believe this empowering wisdom truly exists, but I’m not yet convinced."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • One supreme fact empowered her to this, the sense that, come what would, she had secured him.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • We want male and female to be counterparts, face-to-face equals, each unique and different, distinctive in gender but complementary, and each empowered uniquely by Sarayu from whom all true power and authority originates.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Another little boy, this time a king of four years old in Scotland, might be sadly issuing a royal mandate to his Nannie, which empowered her to spank him without being guilty of High Treason.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Chang admitted that the authorities were fully empowered to do anything that they considered wise.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • He induced Mr. W. to empower him to draw out, thus, one particular sum of trust-money, amounting to twelve six fourteen, two and nine, and employed it to meet pretended business charges and deficiencies which were either already provided for, or had never really existed.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • A quiet, still life, free of any risks, and so many sleepless nights to spend within it, my heart heavy, keeping secrets my sister had empowered herself by telling.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
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