Disempower Dis`em*pow"er, v. t. To deprive of power; to divest of strength. --H. Bushnell. [1913 Webster]

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  • disempower — 1813; see DIS (Cf. dis ) + EMPOWER (Cf. empower). Related: Disempowered; disempowerment …   Etymology dictionary

  • disempower — ► VERB ▪ make less powerful or confident. DERIVATIVES disempowerment noun …   English terms dictionary

  • disempower — UK [ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊə(r)] / US [ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊr] verb [transitive] Word forms disempower : present tense I/you/we/they disempower he/she/it disempowers present participle disempowering past tense disempowered past participle disempowered to reduce the… …   English dictionary

  • disempower — verb To remove confidence from (someone) to do something. A powerful head can sometimes disempower the teaching staff, and create among them a sort of passivity that is close to inertia. Syn: dishearten, dispirit, demoralize Ant: empower …   Wiktionary

  • disempower — transitive verb Date: 1813 to deprive of power, authority, or influence ; make weak, ineffectual, or unimportant • disempowerment noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disempower — disempowerment, n. /dis em pow euhr/, v.t. to deprive of influence, importance, etc.: Voters feel they have become disempowered by recent political events. [1805 15; DIS 1 + EMPOWER] * * * …   Universalium

  • disempower — dis|em|pow|er [ ,dısım paur ] verb transitive to reduce the amount of control that someone has over a situation or over their life …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disempower — [[t]dɪ̱sɪmpa͟ʊə(r)[/t]] disempowers, disempowering, disempowered VERB: oft passive If someone or something disempowers you, they take away your power or influence. [be V ed] She feels that women have been disempowered throughout history. [Also V… …   English dictionary

  • disempower — v. deprive someone of influence or power, take away a person s authority …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disempower — verb make less powerful or confident. Derivatives disempowerment noun …   English new terms dictionary

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