empowered empowered  /ɪm ˈpaʊ ərd/


  • (adj) invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter



  1. The idea is that happy, empowered employees beget happy customers.
  2. It has also been empowered to negotiate contracts worth up to $5 million directly with foreign companies without consulting Peking.
  3. The newly empowered Democratic committee chairs are aching to flex their muscles.


  1. School-by-school teacher survey data in Hillsborough

    At some schools, teachers feel empowered by their principals, appreciated by parents and confident that the kids will follow the rules. At other schools? Not so much. And a lot of teachers - roughly half - feel there's not enough time to get the job done.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

  2. ‘Empowering dreams’‘Empowering dreams’

    Crystal Keim, 24, has the goal to give teens a place where they can be empowered to fight for their dreams. The 24-year-old Belton founded the Stacks Youth Project in 2009 to help students find a sense of purpose.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Cass County Democrat Missourian

  3. Just Do It

    Quote of the day: “The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.” Gisele Bundchen
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

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  1. "We fired him. We fined him. But we, as a private organization, can't do any more," Prince told the committee. "We can't flog him. We can't incarcerate him. That's up to the Justice Department. We are not empowered to enforce US law."
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Erik Prince Source: CNN

  2. "You'll be empowered with the clear and concise information you need to make the choices that are best for you. We'll help stop predatory practices, and curb unscrupulous lenders, helping secure your family's financial future," Obama said....
    on May 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  3. "Specifically, the FDA would be empowered to order a recall when a company refuses to recall their product voluntarily, or moves too slowly in removing the unsafe product from the market," Bush said.
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

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