What does the word empower mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To authorize.

Usage examples for empower

  1. Moreover the statutes of the United States empower the President to use federal force to execute federal laws. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  2. The most important job of our Government in this new era is to empower the American people to succeed in the global economy. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. Senator Howard, of Michigan, supported the bill in a speech of great force from the humanitarian point of view, but did not dwell upon the constitutional question, except to affirm that he, as a member of the Judiciary Committee which had reported the Thirteenth Amendment, had intended, by the second clause thereof, to empower Congress to enact such measures as the pending Civil Rights Bill. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White