dis- + empower
disempower (third-person singular simple present disempowers, present participle disempowering, simple past and past participle disempowered)
- To remove confidence from (someone) to do something.
- 1990, Editors: Tim Brighouse and Bob Moon, Managing the National Curriculum, Harlow: Longman Group UK Ltd, page 97:
- A powerful head can sometimes disempower the teaching staff, and create among them a sort of passivity that is close to inertia.