Synonyms of empower in English:

empower


See definition of empower

verb

1‘the act empowered Henry to punish heretics’

SYNONYMS
authorize, license, entitle, permit, allow, sanction, warrant, commission, delegate, certify, accredit, qualify
give someone the authority, give someone permission
enable, equip, give the power to, give the means to
informal give the go-ahead to, give the green light to, OK, give the OK to, give the thumbs up to
ANTONYMS

forbid

2‘movements to empower the poor’

SYNONYMS
emancipate, unyoke, unfetter, unshackle, unchain, set free, give freedom to
historical enfranchise
ANTONYMS

enslave