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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Additional Capital and Strategic Resources Position Empower to Add Complementary Services and Accelerate Growth
InnerStep's NPI initiative will use eMPower to help speed product launches and standardize the transfer of processes across its assembly operations, maximizing engineering investment in process design and helping to spread best practices across all of its production facilities.
This competitive advantage is being realized by using eMPower to leverage a variety of process and technology innovations such as manufacturing process templates, manufacturing resource libraries and automated process development.
Leading German Automotive Line Builder Uses eMPower to Optimize Systems, Components and Services for Automatic Production
In addition, Agilent will use eMPower to track, report and control manufacturing.
We also expect eMPower to enhance and streamline our relationships with OEMs by enabling us to exchange manufacturing information easily and quickly.
Tecnomatix developed eMPower to enable manufacturers to maximize collaboration across their organizations and supplier communities.