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Definition give or delegate authority or power to


give knowledge or confidence to someone that permits doing something
  • The Constitution empowers the Vice President to cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate.
empowers = gives power or authority to
  • I hope women who read the book will feel empowered.
  • empowered = given knowledge or confidence that permits doing something
  • Capitalism empowers the individual to test their idea in the market.
  • empowers = gives power
  • The commission was empowered to redraw voting districts.
  • empowered = given power or authority
  • 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
  • empowered = gave authority or power
  • 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
  • empowered = given authority or power
  • If you would empower me to do it, I would do it for you with the greatest satisfaction!
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • empower = give authority to
  • 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
  • empowers = gives authority or power to
  • 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
  • empower = give knowledge to someone that permits doing something
  • May this vial of water be empowered with thy spirit.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • empowered = given power
  • I am not empowered to trade your life for a lie.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • empowered = given the authority or power
  • I would tell him that you were empowered by me to discuss the matter.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • empowered = given authority or power
  • Furthermore, this court is not empowered to make exceptions.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • empowered = given authority or power
  • "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
  • empowered = given authority or power
  • He is also a deputy sheriff, empowered to investigate such accidents.
    Louis L'Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • empowered = given authority or power
  • 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
  • empowered = given power to
  • I am empowered to lie.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • empowered = given authority or power
  • I watched as amazing, strong women held village meetings and worked to empower their daughters.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Hawa's idea was such an easy way to empower women that I decided from that day on to put in vocational centers wherever we built schools.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Who knew that something as simple as a bridge could empower women?
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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