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disempower

[ 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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Origin of disempower

First recorded in 1805–15; dis-1 + empower

OTHER WORDS FROM disempower

dis·em·pow·er·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disempower

disempower
/ (ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊə) /

verb
(tr) to deprive (a person) of power or authority

Derived forms of disempower

disempowerment, noun
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