empowerment empowerment  /ɪm ˈpaʊ ər mənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He reached out to white business leaders, but he made black economic empowerment his new issue, tirelessly promoting it and warning that it had to happen.
  2. The sisters look Baywatch but talk Oprah, preaching empowerment and individuality.
  3. His self-empowerment book He-Motions: Even Strong Men Struggle was a best seller.

News

  1. Column: Despite cuts, Teen Empowerment will continue critical work in Somerville

    Over the past 21 years, Teen Empowerment has operated successful programs serving thousands of young people in Boston, Somerville and Rochester, NY. Despite this success, Teen Empowerment (like many other valuable programs) has faced significant cut backs in funding from several sources. In order to insure that Teen Empowerment be able to continue services to the greatest number of young people ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Somerville Journal

  2. Fifth-Third Bank's Empowerment Bus Comes to Mid-Michigan

    The Fifth Third bank's empowerment bus stopped by CAMW Thursday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WILX 10 Lansing

  3. S.Africa's Zuma says to amend black empowerment laws

    CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday the government planned a shake-up of its "black economic empowerment" policies aimed at redressing the imbalances of white-minority apartheid rule. Zuma also told parliament the state would take a hard line on labour unrest in the mining sector. "Our law enforcement agencies have been instructed not to tolerate those who ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The agreement has changed the chemistry of the relationship," Mr. Gates told reporters. "Nobody's the boss or the occupier or however you want to put it, but there's a real sense of empowerment by the Iraqis."
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Robert Gates Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "My return heralds for the people of Pakistan the turn of the wheel from dictatorship to democracy, from exploitation to empowerment, from violence to peace," Ms. Bhutto said at a news conference in Dubai.
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "They (reports of suspension) are completely false. There is no nullification of the indigenisation and economic empowerment law, no nullification of the regulations which have been made," Mugabe told reporters as he toured tobacco auction...
    on Apr 14, 2010 By: Robert Mugabe Source: Reuters South Africa

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