from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To deprive of power or influence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To remove confidence from (someone) to do something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To deprive of power; to divest of strength.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divest or deprive of power or authority previously conferred or enjoyed.
dis- + empower (Wiktionary)