empowered

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

empower +‎ -ed

Adjective[edit]

empowered (comparative more empowered, superlative most empowered)

  1. (US) Having been given the power to make choices relevant to one's situation.
    • 1995, Chicago Assembly, ‎Lawrence B. Joseph, Crime, Communities, and Public Policy (page 288)
      Policy moderation in the past, I argued above, has depended on a coalition between civic elites and newly empowered minorities—or at least a resolve by civic elites to discourage a racially polarizing politics of law and order.
  2. (US) Acting with confidence.

Verb[edit]

empowered

  1. simple past tense and past participle of empower