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empower
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
give or delegate authority or power to

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give knowledge or confidence to someone that permits doing something
  • ...competition"; that in regions declared to be restricted, no more than one railroad would be permitted to operate; that in such regions, seniority belonged to the oldest railroad now operating there, and that the newcomers, who had encroached unfairly upon its territory, would suspend operations within nine months after being so ordered; that the Executive Board of the National Alliance of Railroads was empowered to decide, at its sole discretion, which regions were to be restricted.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (48% in)

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