Definition of disempower in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪsɪmˈpaʊə/


[with object]
Make (a person or group) less powerful or confident: the experience of hospital invariably disempowers women
More example sentences
  • The power of the ‘obesogenic environment’ is apparently such that it disempowers us from making choices over what we eat, duping us all the time into thinking that we are making choices when in fact we are just riding the junk-food wave.
  • The current geography national curriculum, it argues, is ‘adult-centred’, which marginalises and disempowers children.
  • They have even gone as far as to suggest that state government is disempowering children by taking away their opportunity to buy junk food in school.



Example sentences
  • So our feelings of uncertainty and disempowerment are to some degree a product of our economic policies.
  • You need to be fervent to shift the forces of apathy and disempowerment in the global entertainment culture.
  • She asserts that because they lack a permanent status and associated career opportunities, they are able to reverse this disempowerment into resistance precisely because they have nothing to lose.

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