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.
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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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This facility has introduced by Empower to facilitate it's customers to perform almost all the activities related to their district cooling consumption bills, such as viewing the outstanding amount, statements, making payments and getting a receipt through more than 500 ATMs and CDMs of Emirates NBD, in the UAE.
Together, they will have a cooling capacity of 90,000 RT, allowing Empower to fulfil a master agreement inked in 2005 to supply 350,000 RT of phased cooling to Business Bay.
New innovations and the adoption of the latest technical standards are allowing Empower to accelerate its energy saving rates, according to Bin Shafar.
The five-year loan facility will allow Empower to fund its expansion plans in Business Bay and also its other planned projects across Dubai.
The loan facility is structured on a five-year plan and will enable Empower to fund its expansion plans in Business Bay, Dubai, and also its other planned projects across the Emirate.
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Rashed Ali Al Ansari, General Manager of Al Ansari Exchange, said: "We are very much pleased to associatewith Empower to facilitate ease of payments for their customers.