Impower vs. Empower

Impower vs. Empower — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Impower and Empower

Impowerverb

archaic form of empower

Empowerverb

To invest with power, especially legal power or official authority.

Empowerverb

To equip or supply with an ability; enable

"Computers ... empower students to become intellectual explorers" (Edward B. Fiske).

Empowerverb

(transitive) To give permission, power, or the legal right to do something.

Empowerverb

(transitive) To give someone more confidence and/or strength to do something, often by enabling them to increase their control over their own life or situation.

John found that starting up his own business empowered him greatly in social situations.

Empowerverb

give or delegate power or authority to;

She authorized her assistant to sign the papers
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Empowerverb

give qualities or abilities to