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Synonyms for empower
ɛmˈpaʊ ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. empower, authorise, authorize(verb)

    give or delegate power or authority to

    "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"

    invest, authorise, endue, authorize, endow, pass, indue, clear, gift

  2. endow, indue, gift, empower, invest, endue(verb)

    give qualities or abilities to

    vest, put, endue, induct, adorn, authorize, place, clothe, enthrone, dower, endow, invest, present, gift, give, indue, commit, authorise, seat


  1. empower(verb)

    let, inspire, permit, allow

    ban, prohibit, dishearten, disempower, disspirit, forbid, bar

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. empower

    enable, commission, encourage, qualify, delegate, warrant, sanction, direct, authorize

    hinder, prevent, discourage, disable, disqualify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. empower(v. a.)

    authorize, commission, warrant, qualify, give authority to

  2. empower(v. a.)

    enable, make able

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "empower":

    empowering, empowerment, enable, authorize, authorized

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  1. Daniel Johnson:

    The video was to empower her ! But ended up impacting the world, it was surreal when she shared it. I got a phone call about it, I didn't even know. I was driving at the time and had to pull over and process everything.

  2. Les Brown, Communication Bulletin for Managers & Supervisors, June 2004:

    Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.

  3. Boris Nemtsov:

    In every post, he sought to reform and open Russia, and to empower the Russian people to have a greater say in the life of their country.

  4. Lindsey Graham:

    Time to do more than pray. Time to enact common-sense legislation in Congress to empower states to deal with those who present a danger to themselves and others -- while respecting robust due process, may not have mattered here, but Red Flag laws have proven to be effective in states that have them.

  5. Wendy Davis:

    Let's all decide and agree that it's not playing victim to call it out when it's happening. Because if we don't, we empower it to continue.

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