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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 em·pow·er /ɪmˈpaʊ(ə)r/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Em·pow·er v. t. [imp. & p. p. Empowered p. pr. & vb. n. Empowering.]
 1. To give authority to; to delegate power to; to commission; to authorize (having commonly a legal force); as, the Supreme Court is empowered to try and decide cases, civil or criminal; the attorney is empowered to sign an acquittance, and discharge the debtor.
 2. To give moral or physical power, faculties, or abilities to. “These eyes . . . empowered to gaze.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her
           assistant to sign the papers" [syn: authorise, authorize]
      2: give qualities or abilities to [syn: endow, indue, gift,
          invest, endue]