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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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. empower

    allow, authorize, command, consent to, direct, enjoin, give consent, give leave, give permission, let, license, order, permit, put up with, require, sanction, suffer, tolerate, warrant

    debar, disallow, forbid, hinder, inhibit, interdict, preclude, prevent, prohibit

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:

    empowering, empowerment, enable, authorize, authorized

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How to use empower in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Lovett:

    Barbershops are, like, a whole new adventure, they have black men around them giving them directions and encouraging them to do something positive. I think that this is essential, and it will create memories for them that will empower them.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who truly wants to empower the people talks from own heart about the soul and conscience as an awakening to inner power evokes out from there solely, but others who enjoy position and power are most likely to preach others about the peripheral things like the body, mind and spirit only.

  3. Steve Maraboli:

    By taking the time to contemplate where you are and where you want to be, you greatly empower yourself. It's a wonderful opportunity to finally set in motion the changes you want in your life."

  4. Monica Blaalid:

    This programme ... aims to bring gender balance in professional training and to empower women engineers to manage their responsibilities.

  5. Mirosoft CEO Satya Nadella:

    It's been a tremendous honor and privilege to have worked with and learned from Bill over the years, microsoft will continue to benefit from Bill's ongoing technical passion and advice to drive our products and services forward. I am grateful for Bill's friendship and look forward to continuing to work alongside him to realize our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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