v. give someone more confidence or strength, often by enabling them to increase their control over their situation; to invest with power
To try to remedy the problem, Ms. Sandberg’s nonprofit organization, LeanIn.org, is to announce on Monday a partnership with Getty Images, one of the biggest providers of stock photography, to offer a special collection of images that it says represent women and families in more empowering ways.
Sentence in Classic:
Then he asked her whether in the town she had any acquaintance or agent whom she could empower to complete the transference of the serfs, and to carry out whatsoever else might be necessary.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
I am empowered to mention that it is the intention of the person to reveal it at first hand by word of mouth to yourself.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
By the kindness of Lord Godalming, I am empowered to read her letters and papers, for I am deeply concerned about certain matters vitally important.