Synonyms of empower in English:

empower


See definition of empower

verb

1‘the act empowered Henry to punish heretics’

SYNONYMS

authorize, license, entitle, permit, allow, sanction, warrant, commission, delegate, certify, accredit, qualify

give someone the authority, give someone permission

enable, equip, give the power to, give the means to

informal give the go-ahead to, give the green light to, OK, give the OK to, give the thumbs up to

ANTONYMS

forbid

2‘movements to empower the poor’

SYNONYMS

emancipate, unyoke, unfetter, unshackle, unchain, set free, give freedom to

historical enfranchise

ANTONYMS

enslave