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empower (someone) to (do something)

To allow or permit someone to do something. Before my boss left on maternity leave, she empowered me to make important decisions in her absence.
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empower someone to do something

to authorize someone to do something; to grant someone the power to do something. I will empower you to collect the dues of the members. The prime minister empowered a special office to oversee tax collection.
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Empower provides affordable, flexible and simple power generation solutions tailored to satisfy the needs of utility, mining and large industrial customers.
Families should be encouraged and assisted to empower themselves to prevent and ameliorate difficulties and issues pertinent to individual family members as well as to the family as a whole.
EmpowerExperience, an opportunity to test drive Empower Software's solutions
David Wood and David Sharpe founded Empower Network in 2011 to empower small-business owners to make money online without dealing with the technical, marketing, payroll and overhead challenges that frustrate many entrepreneurs and small-business owners.
I have enjoyed and appreciated the opportunity to lead Empower Software for the past five years," said Bernstein.
At Empower Network, we promote a culture that empowers others in their lives and their work," said CEO Jonathan Cronstedt.
Empower Network's Millionaire's Club members include co-founders of the company David Wood and David Sharpe as well as Tony Rush, Vick Strizheus and Lawrence Tam.
By allowing all Americans to become entrepreneurs, capitalists and partners in one large start-up company, Empower United fully embraces the current economic system in a way that works for a 100% of the people.
He will relocate to the Orlando area, operating out of the Empower corporate headquarters.
Founded in 1999, Empower RF Systems designs and manufactures solid-state, high-power RF amplifier systems and modules for commercial and military customers worldwide.
Building off of the Company's successful Empower family of CT injector systems, EmpowerMR has the same easy-to-use interface and safety features that made the Empower line an award winner.
LONDON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On 26 May 2010, the Prime Minister of Mauritania, Mr Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf, together with Luka Buljan, Empower CEO, laid the first brick during the Ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of the new Empower generating plant in the capital, Nouakchott.
This press release is transmitted on behalf of Empower Interactive.