- to deprive of influence, importance, etc.: Voters feel they have become disempowered by recent political events.
Origin of disempower
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- (tr) to deprive (a person) of power or authority
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for disempower
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper