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disempower

[dis-em-pou-er] /ˌdɪs ɛmˈpaʊ ər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to deprive of influence, importance, etc.:
Voters feel they have become disempowered by recent political events.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; dis-1 + empower
Related forms
disempowerment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disempowering

disempower

/ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to deprive (a person) of power or authority
Derived Forms
disempowerment, noun
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Word Origin and History for disempowering

disempower

v.

1813; see dis- + empower. Related: Disempowered; disempowerment.

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