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- adj. Having been given the power to make choices relevant to one's situation.
- adj. Acting with confidence.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of empower.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter.
- adj. enabled or permitted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter
The IRS again empowered to enforce the limitation.
Davis may be feeling empowered from the radical anti-immigrant law passed by the Arizona legislature, which requires police to attempt to determine the immigration status of anyone they encounter as part of a “lawful contact.”
Don, who was feeling confident and empowered, is not taking any of it.
With reform of the HoL to an elected 2nd chamber acting as a counter-balance to a smaller, fixed term empowered Commons.
Then there's Phillips' distinctive way with a metaphor - comparing herself to a lever pulled down, as "a flipped switch," as a way of saying she feels turned on, empowered without using the dreadfully overused term "empowered."
Today, children are "empowered" - blatantly encouraged to circumvent their parents and defy traditional values.
And over at the Daily Beast, Meghan McCain says that guns make her feel "empowered" - both as a Republican and as a woman:
Being confident about what you are feeling, regardless of what it is, can shift you into feeling empowered, which is an emotion of higher energy and motion.
Rasiej believes we have drifted into a somewhat post-partisan era where people may be more likely to self-identify as empowered citizens rather than Democrats.
Just a few minutes into my first steering committee meeting at the South Philly office, I realize that it's at these satellite offices where the notion of empowered leadership is tested most.