empower-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: Give power, authority, ability, or some quality to someone else.

She empowered her assistant to sign to papers.
I empower you the oversee my burial.
The witch empowered the girl with several spells.
To empower a child is to empower humanity.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: empower.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1