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)



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