empower

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empower (someone) to (do something)

To allow or permit someone to do something. Before my boss left on maternity leave, she empowered me to make important decisions in her absence.
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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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