Em*pow"er (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Empowered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Empowering.]

1.

To give authority to; to delegate power to; to commission; to authorize (having commonly a legal force); as, the Supreme Court is empowered to try and decide cases, civil or criminal; the attorney is empowered to sign an acquittance, and discharge the debtor.

2.

To give moral or physical power, faculties, or abilities to.

"These eyes . . . empowered to gaze."

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© Webster 1913.

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