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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: empower /emˈpaʊr/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyempower
he/she/itempowers
present participleempowering
past tenseempowered
past participleempowered
  1. 1
    formal to give a person or organization the legal authority to do something

    a court empowered to review the decisions of a lower court

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