dis empower

disempower

[dis-em-pou-er]
verb (used with object)
to deprive of influence, importance, etc.: Voters feel they have become disempowered by recent political events.

Origin:
1805–15; dis-1 + empower

disempowerment, noun
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disempower (ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊə)
 
vb
(tr) to deprive (a person) of power or authority
 
disem'powerment
 
n

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disempower
1813, from dis- + empower. Related: Disempowered; disempowerment.
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