empowered empowered adj. 1. invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter.

Syn: sceptered, sceptred. [WordNet 1.5]

2. enabled or permitted; as, the women's liberation movement empowered wives to take more control of their own lives. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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