verb (used with object)
to deprive of influence, importance, etc.: Voters feel they have become disempowered by recent political events.

1805–15; dis-1 + empower

disempowerment, noun
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disempower (ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊə)
(tr) to deprive (a person) of power or authority

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1813, from dis- + empower. Related: Disempowered; disempowerment.
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Example sentences
Such advances empower individuals and disempower the state.
Don't disempower yourself to another, not me, not anyone.
The effect is to disempower interested people and their capacities to form realistic choices with one another.
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