[ dis-em-pou-er ]
/ ˌdɪs ɛmˈpaʊ ər /
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verb (used with object)
to deprive of influence, importance, etc.: Voters feel they have become disempowered by recent political events.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
OTHER WORDS FROM disempowerdis·em·pow·er·ment, noun
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How to use disempower in a sentence
“Most of the diseases we blame on nutrition are actually diseases of disempowerment,” Bacon said.
I think one of the root causes of this mass unrest is a sense of disempowerment.
British Dictionary definitions for disempower
/ (ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊə) /
(tr) to deprive (a person) of power or authority
Derived forms of disempowerdisempowerment, noun
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