One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the act empowered Henry to punish heretics’
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
2‘movements to empower the poor’
emancipate, unyoke, unfetter, unshackle, unchain, set free, give freedom to
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