empower (someone) to (do something)

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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.
See also: empower
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The computer and glaze calculation programs empower one to use this organisational method as quite viable and manageable.
Improving one's breathing can empower one to gain more energy and simply feel better from day to day.