[ 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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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.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail|Carrie Arnold|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think one of the root causes of this mass unrest is a sense of disempowerment.Panmela Castro: Saving Lives Through Graffiti|Alyse Nelson|June 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for disempower
/ (ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊə) /
(tr) to deprive (a person) of power or authority
Derived forms of disempowerdisempowerment, noun
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