empower (someone) to (do something)

(redirected from empower someone to)

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

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.
See also: empower
References in periodicals archive ?
But, if powers of attorney are in place to empower someone to manage the business and personal affairs, it is manageable.
"It's a feeling that I would never forget; to change someone's life, to empower someone to achieve impossible dreams.
I want to empower someone to have this home which is right at the top end of the market.
The spicy idea here is to empower someone to be your social anthropologist and, at the very least, keep tabs on what the latest tools are and how they will affect your business.
"If you want to empower someone to declare a state of emergency, then it can only be the member states or the Commission," said Hilbrecht.
"Being able to see the difference that you can make when you empower someone to take control of their development and see them achieve is the best job satisfaction you can get," she said.
If we have to empower someone to intervene on their behalf it is essential his or her role is clearly defined.