em·pow·er /im-'pau̇-ər/ vt: to give official authority or legal power to
no branch of government should be empower ed unilaterally to impose a serious penalty — L. H. Tribe

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb accredit, activate, aggrandize, allow, appoint, arm, assign, authorize, capacitate, commission, confer power on, delegate, depute, deputize, enable, endow, energize, entrust, franchise, give ability, give authority, give permission, give power, give right, grant, grant authority, grant power, homini rei, impart power to, implement, invest, license, make able, make capable, make potent, permit, potentiate, potestatem facere, privilege, qualify, render competent, sanction, strengthen, train, vest, warrant II index allow (authorize), appoint, assign (designate), authorize, bestow, certify (approve), clothe, commit (entrust), constitute (establish), countenance, delegate, detail (assign), employ (engage services), enable, endue, enfranchise, entrust, grant (concede), invest (vest), let (permit), permit, qualify (meet standards), sanction, suffer (permit), vest

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • EmPower — 15 Volt Stecker EmPower ist ein für Flugzeuge entwickeltes Bord Energieversorgungssystem der US amerikanischen Firma Astronics AES. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 EmPower 15 Volt Gleichstrom …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • EMPOWER — (Akronym für Education Means Protection Of Women Engaged in Recreation, auch bekannt als Center for Sex Workers Protection, in Thai: มูลนิธิส่งเสริมโอกาสผู้หญิง, Mun nithi Songsoem Okaad Phuying) ist eine thailändische gemeinnützige Organisation …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • empower — em‧pow‧er [ɪmˈpaʊə ǁ ər] verb [transitive] formal LAW to give a person or an organization the power or the legal right to do something: empower somebody to do something • The President is empowered to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • empower — empower, empowerment Empower is a 17c verb meaning ‘to give power or authority to’. In the 1970s it acquired a new meaning, ‘to make (someone) able to do something’, implying the freedom to adopt moral values and principles of one s choice as… …   Modern English usage

  • Empower — Em*pow er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Empowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Empowering}.] 1. To give authority to; to delegate power to; to commission; to authorize (having commonly a legal force); as, the Supreme Court is empowered to try and decide cases,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empower — empower, empowerment → empoderar(se) …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • empower — 1650s, used by Milton, but the modern popularity dates from 1986; from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + POWER (Cf. power). Related: Empowered; empowering; empowerment …   Etymology dictionary

  • empower — *enable Analogous words: *authorize, commission, accredit, license: train, instruct, discipline, *teach: endow, endue (see DOWER) Contrasted words: debar, disbar, shut out, rule out, *exclude …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • empower — [v] authorize, enable accredit, allow, capacitate, charge, commission, delegate, entitle, entrust, grant, invest, legitimize, license, okay, permit, privilege, qualify, sanction, vest, warrant; concepts 50,88 Ant. disenfranchise, refuse, reject,… …   New thesaurus

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