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  • 1Authority or power given to someone to do something.

    ‘individuals are given empowerment to create their own dwellings’
    • ‘The next speaker needs to be the type of leader who brings more empowerment to council members and forms a team which represents meaningful consultation.’
    • ‘The organization's work in Liberia has made a considerable contribution to political party empowerment.’
    • ‘To help you get comfortable with your ability to take care of business, follow these steps to financial empowerment.’
    • ‘Giving them such empowerment is really investing in viable business capable of making long life profits.’
    • ‘Mr Thomas said that given appropriate empowerment, the regions can play a major role in delivering national economic policies.’
    • ‘As such, the promise lies in the empowerment it offers to intermediate institutions.’
    • ‘They don't want to give any empowerment to the Canadian people other than an ' X ' on a ballot.’
    • ‘These forces call for agile flexible leaders, and increasing empowerment to council members.’
    • ‘The philosophy of health promotion is to guide and support patient care through empowerment and collaboration.’
    • ‘I expected to find significant restrictions placed on the empowerment of teams by the military nature of the organization.’
    1. 1.1The process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.
      ‘political steps for the empowerment of women’
      • ‘a foundation to promote economic empowerment for poor communities’
      • ‘It must also be said that both movies thinly disguise their misogynistic tendencies under a guise of sexual empowerment.’
      • ‘Instead, the Montessori classroom is conceived as an environment designed to encourage independence and a sense of personal empowerment.’
      • ‘The compromise isn't fatal or depressing, though; it's a step toward professional empowerment.’
      • ‘Sembene's story of female empowerment is an example of politically committed filmmaking at its most vibrant and vigorous.’
      • ‘This film wants to champion personal empowerment, the notion of uplifting the minority class by instilling pride and power to the community.’
      • ‘The challenge is then to retain the entrepreneurial flair and innovative spirit, by giving employees a sense of empowerment.’
      • ‘An apparently liberated professional woman is caught in the throes of a struggle for empowerment.’
      • ‘Erin, who spends the majority of the film running and screaming, gets an opportunity for empowerment towards the end.’
      • ‘Our management philosophy is one of empowerment.’
      • ‘We are going to work toward increased employee empowerment and teamwork.’



/imˈpouərmənt/ /ɪmˈpaʊərmənt/