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disempower

Overview

Define the English word disempower below. Disempower is a verb. Also define these 10 related words and terms: dis-, empower, disempowers, disempowering, disempowered, dishearten, dispirit, demoralize, inspire, and disempowerment.

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Etymology

dis-

+‎ empower

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Verb

disempower (third-person singular simple present disempowers

  • Disempowers definition
    Third-person singular simple present indicative form of disempower
, present participle disempowering, simple past and past participle disempowered
  • Disempowered definition
    simple past tense and past participle of disempower
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  1. To remove confidence from (someone) to do something.
    • 1990, Editors: Tim Brighouse and Bob Moon, Managing the National Curriculum, Harlow: Longman Group UK Ltd, page 97:
      A powerful head can sometimes disempower the teaching staff, and create among them a sort of passivity that is close to inertia.

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