• WordNet 3.6
    • v empower give or delegate power or authority to "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"
    • v empower give qualities or abilities to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Empower to enable or permit; to give more opportunity for independent action.
    • Empower To give authority to; to delegate power to; to commission; to authorize (having commonly a legal force); as, the Supreme Court is empowered to try and decide cases, civil or criminal; the attorney is empowered to sign an acquittance, and discharge the debtor.
    • Empower To give moral or physical power, faculties, or abilities to. "These eyes . . . empowered to gaze."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • empower To give power or authority to; authorize, as by law, commission, letter of attorney, verbal license, etc.: as, the commissioner is empowered to make terms.
    • empower To impart power or force to; give efficacy to; enable.
    • empower Synonyms To commission, license, warrant, qualify.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Empower em-pow′ėr to authorise.
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  • Marcia Wieder
    Marcia Wieder
    “You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.”
  • Michael Sky
    Michael Sky
    “The real challenge (in life) is to choose, hold, and operate through intelligent, uplifting, and fully empowering beliefs.”
  • Les Brown
    “Don't let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you. Instead give to yourself that which empowers you.”
  • Les Brown
    “Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.”
  • John Gray
    John Gray
    “Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed. Women are motivated and empowered when they feel cherished.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.”


In literature:

And I'm empowered to take your order for it.
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
The courts of Lower Canada alone were empowered to deal with offences in the Indian Territories.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
The officers in command of the troops will know that you are empowered to act for all parties.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
The Company was empowered to make war for the benefit of trade.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
Jack Darcy was in that nervous state when the brain seems rarefied and empowered to wrest secrets from the very elements in his path.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Isom Chase was empowered with all the authority of absolute master.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The universities were in general not empowered to send burgesses to parliament; though once, in 28 Edw.
"Commentaries on the Laws of England" by William Blackstone
I am empowered to discuss with you the amount of this compensation.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
Banks were virtually empowered by law to ruin or enrich any individual or set of individuals.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
The Conscription bill has passed the United States Senate, which will empower the President to call for 3,000,000 men.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones

In poetry:

In fearless love and hope uncloyed
For ever on that ocean bright
Empowered to gaze; and undestroyed,
Deeper and deeper plunge in light.
"Fourth Sunday In Advent" by John Keble
And when we've conn'd and understood it well,
Empower us to do it, as we ought,
Empower us to practise it with zeal,
'Till it a large return of fruit has brought.
"A Prayer For Them, Who Go To Worship God In Public" by Rees Prichard
But the collective attributes that fill,
About the soul, their all-important place;
That feed her fires, empower her fainting will,
And write the God on feeble mortal's face.
"Description Of Egla" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Mark first the robe abus'd Religion wore,
Story'd with griefs, and stain'd with human gore?
What various tortures, engines, fires, reveal,
Study'd, empower'd, and sanctify'd by zeal?
"An Epistle Of The Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole" by Richard Savage
If such a tincture, such a touch,
So firm a longing can empower,
Shall Thy own image think it much
To watch for Thy appearing hour?
If a mere blast so fill the sail,
Shall not the breath of God prevail?
"Cock-Crowing" by Henry Vaughan

In news:

I've been troubled by the liberals' notion that allowing a woman, or in some cases a girl, unfettered access to abortion somehow empowers women.
Is it empowering that she will be forever haunted by a poor decision done out of convenience or peer pressure.
Izzy Hadala, a 14-year-old author from Orangewood Christian School, is on a mission to empower kids with physical differences.
Its modular design supports ease and efficiency in recruitment, admissions, records and registration, degree audit, financial aid, alumni relations, and much more EMPOWER 's Oracle database offers the industry's best security.
Area middle and high school students got the opportunity to interact with a group of celebrities and executives as the United Negro College Fund's (UNCF) Empower Me Tour came to town.
Microlending may help empower women.
When I tell you that Islam empowers women through calling for their education, rights and place in society.
One of the best ways to fight world hunger is to combat population growth through empowering women with family planning and contraception resources.
Size Matters with Empower RF.
Join us on Thursday, October 18th from 4 – 7 pm is the annual Partnering to emPOWER event.
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Easy Ways To Succeed With Your Empower Network Business Blog.
If one of the things you want is a Empower Network Review, it is important to plan for it so that you can help yourself find even more success.
"The law empowers extremists within the society," says Shea.
StageOne's Wiley and the Hairy Man will delight, empower , maybe spook.

In science:

Storing users’ pro files and background leveraged for recommendation on the client-side is an approach to empowering users with more control over their personal information and degree of privacy.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Environments like EMPOWER or Seawind emulate the wireless medium by introducing packet error rates and delays.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
Cognitive Radio: Brain Empowered Wireless Communi S.
Asymptotic Behaviour of Random Vandermonde Matrices with Entries on the Unit Circle
Odum, Chapter 28: Self-organization and maximum empower (University Press of Colorado, 1995), edited by Charles A.S.
Maximum Power Efficiency and Criticality in Random Boolean Networks
Locally presentable categories allow empowered uses of Quillen’s small-ob ject argument that greatly facilitate the construction of combinatorial model structures.
On the Cofibrant Generation of Model Categories