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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Empower  \Em*pow"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Empowered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Empowering}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  give  moral  or  physical  power,  faculties,  or  abilities 
  to  ``These  eyes  .  .  .  empowered  to  gaze.''  --Keble. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  empower 
  v  1:  give  or  delegate  power  to 
  2:  give  qualities  or  abilities  to  [syn:  {endow},  {indue},  {gift}, 
  {invest},  {endue}] 




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