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empower (someone) to (do something)

1. To grant someone the authority to do something. Before my boss left on maternity leave, she empowered me to make important decisions in her absence.
2. To inspire one to be more assertive, proactive, etc., especially in pursuit of a particular goal. Hearing your experiences really empowered me to not compromise on my dreams.
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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 Software relies on insight from customers and partners for topics at the event.
Empower Software's integrated human resources suite features HR/payroll, tax filing and compliance outsourcing, workforce management, and time and attendance solutions.
The Annual Empower Conference is a truly unique forum for supply management and business executives to address today's most pressing strategy and technology issues," said Tim Minahan, senior vice president of marketing for Procuri.
Nearly 100 percent of Empower 2006 attendees rated the conference "very good to excellent" for both content and networking.
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Lombardo, president and chief executive officer of E-Z-EM, said, "This agreement will give Amerinet's participating members an opportunity to obtain preferred pricing for our award winning Empower products while maintaining their contract compliance.
Such risks and uncertainties include: the ability of the Company to develop its products; the impact and future sales derived from the Amerinet purchase agreement for Empower products, market acceptance and sales of VoLumen(R); future actions by the FDA or other regulatory agencies, overall economic conditions, general market conditions, price increases of raw materials and components, foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations as well as the risk factors listed from time to time in the SEC filings of E-Z-EM, Inc.
We believe Online Insight's eMpower Suite supports this goal by giving our Medicare customers beneficial decision support assistance when purchasing Medicare insurance products either online or with one of our agents.
Utilizing proprietary technologies, the eMpower Suite will simplify the purchase decision for Arkansas beneficiaries by identifying specific needs and preferences from each prospective customer and using this information to guide individuals to the Medicare insurance that best fits their personal situation.
E[acute accent]Rated as one of the best conferences in the industry by the attendees, Procuri Empower 2006 will feature keynote addresses by recognized executives, case study presentations from major corporations and panel discussions led by top experts in the field.
ATLANTA -- The 3rd Annual Procuri Empower conference will be held September 11-13, 2006 at the Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead.
From that basis, the leader empowers others to experience growth.