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empower

verb
     
Related topics: Law
em‧pow‧er [transitive]
1 to give someone more control over their own life or situation:
The Voting Rights Act was needed to empower minority groups.
2 formalSCL to give a person or organization the legal right to do something
be empowered to do something
The President is empowered to appoint judges to the Supreme Court.
empowerment noun [uncountable]

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