empower

Empower means "give power or authority to." When you educate children and believe in them, you empower those kids to go after their dreams.

Empower might seem like a new word, but it's been around since the 17th century. Today, empower often refers to helping someone realize their abilities and potential, perhaps for the first time. For example, in the 1960s, when women felt like second-class citizens, the women's movement empowered them to stand up and demand their equal rights.

Definitions of empower
1

v give or delegate power or authority to

Synonyms:
authorise, authorize
Types:
entitle
give the right to
sanction
give authority or permission to
Type of:
appoint, charge
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

v give qualities or abilities to

Synonyms:
endow, endue, gift, indue, invest
Types:
cover
invest with a large or excessive amount of something
Type of:
enable
render capable or able for some task

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