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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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Mommy Mundo believes #mompowerment begins with an awareness of being empowered, facing any situation with chin held high, and owning one's strength and capabilities.
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Chapple-Hyam has stated he will not saddle Empowered, who holds an entry in the Dante Stakes, should there be significant rain, but if the forecast is correct the colt should be able to make his debut in the 1m2f contest.
It all boils down to really valuing people's opinions and truly wanting them empowered, not just giving it lip service.
Being an internally beautiful and empowered person who is willing to volunteer helps to empower other people, which often makes them feel beautiful as well.
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So what differentiates the empowering leader from the empowered leader?
It doesn't work because some employees don't want to be empowered; others can't be empowered; others are afraid of being empowered; and even the ones who do want to be empowered usually have to fight battles with power-hungry middle managers who are afraid of the concept.
The project was designed intentionally to address the following criticisms of the VR process: (a) consumers with disabilities are not empowered; (b) consumers do not have a true choice in their rehabilitation plans; (c) the professional brings all the answers to the rehabilitation equation; and (d) the professional is responsible for whatever happens to the consumer.
Leaders empowered through the church's investment in community organizing have gone on to become important power brokers in American life.
Traditionally, our schools have not empowered teachers or children.
When employees are truly empowered to make meaningful decisions and effect appropriate change within the organization, they develop a stake in the system--a franchise.
The emergence of work teams led by empowered employees has changed how we think of managers.
* Empowered, skilled employees with broad responsibilities who place a premium on customer satisfaction.
Leaders don't simply wave a wand and say, "You are empowered, go forth and do quality things." For example, to empower employees, leaders need to teach and provide training.