Synonyms for empower:
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
commission, confirm, enable, notarize, ordain, certify, sanction, license, warrant, agree, approve, denominate, consent, deputize, entitle, bless, assent, permit, affirm, designate, enfranchise, countersign, authenticate, validate.
Other synonyms and related words:
qualify, place, clear, vest, accredit, charter, tolerate, invest, grant, adorn, hand over, put, excuse, mandate, give, indue, authorise, endue, commit, induct, hire, endow, suffer, assign, pass, gift, clothe, dower.
Usage examples for empower:
- After the repeated proofs which the ingenious and justly admired writer of these letters has given the public, that her talents are far above the ordinary level, it will not be thought surprising that she could excel in different kinds of writing; that the qualifications which have enabled her to instruct young people by moral lessons and tales, and to furnish the philosopher with original and important speculations, should also empower her to entertain and interest the public in a manner peculiarly her own by writing a book of travels. - "Mary Wollstonecraft", Elizabeth Robins Pennell.
- We must empower the poor with the pride that comes from owning a home, getting a job, becoming part of things. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
- Our job here is to expand opportunity, not bureaucracy, to empower people to make the most of their own lives and to enhance our security here at home and abroad. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.