Definition of empowerment in English:



mass noun
  • 1Authority or power given to someone to do something.

    ‘individuals are given empowerment to create their own dwellings’
    • ‘The philosophy of health promotion is to guide and support patient care through empowerment and collaboration.’
    • ‘To help you get comfortable with your ability to take care of business, follow these steps to financial empowerment.’
    • ‘They don't want to give any empowerment to the Canadian people other than an ' X ' on a ballot.’
    • ‘Mr Thomas said that given appropriate empowerment, the regions can play a major role in delivering national economic policies.’
    • ‘Giving them such empowerment is really investing in viable business capable of making long life profits.’
    • ‘These forces call for agile flexible leaders, and increasing empowerment to council members.’
    • ‘As such, the promise lies in the empowerment it offers to intermediate institutions.’
    • ‘The organization's work in Liberia has made a considerable contribution to political party empowerment.’
    • ‘I expected to find significant restrictions placed on the empowerment of teams by the military nature of the organization.’
    • ‘The next speaker needs to be the type of leader who brings more empowerment to council members and forms a team which represents meaningful consultation.’
    1. 1.1 The process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.
      ‘political steps for the empowerment of women’
      ‘a foundation to promote economic empowerment for poor communities’
      • ‘The compromise isn't fatal or depressing, though; it's a step toward professional empowerment.’
      • ‘Our management philosophy is one of empowerment.’
      • ‘The challenge is then to retain the entrepreneurial flair and innovative spirit, by giving employees a sense of empowerment.’
      • ‘This film wants to champion personal empowerment, the notion of uplifting the minority class by instilling pride and power to the community.’
      • ‘It must also be said that both movies thinly disguise their misogynistic tendencies under a guise of sexual empowerment.’
      • ‘Erin, who spends the majority of the film running and screaming, gets an opportunity for empowerment towards the end.’
      • ‘We are going to work toward increased employee empowerment and teamwork.’
      • ‘Instead, the Montessori classroom is conceived as an environment designed to encourage independence and a sense of personal empowerment.’
      • ‘An apparently liberated professional woman is caught in the throes of a struggle for empowerment.’
      • ‘Sembene's story of female empowerment is an example of politically committed filmmaking at its most vibrant and vigorous.’