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dis·em·pow·er

 (dĭs′ĕm-pou′ər)
tr.v. dis·em·pow·ered, dis·em·pow·er·ing, dis·em·pow·ers
To deprive of power or influence.

dis′em·pow′er·ment n.
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disempower

(ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊə)
vb
(tr) to deprive (a person) of power or authority
ˌdisemˈpowerment n
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disempower


Past participle: disempowered
Gerund: disempowering

Imperative
disempower
disempower
Present
I disempower
you disempower
he/she/it disempowers
we disempower
you disempower
they disempower
Preterite
I disempowered
you disempowered
he/she/it disempowered
we disempowered
you disempowered
they disempowered
Present Continuous
I am disempowering
you are disempowering
he/she/it is disempowering
we are disempowering
you are disempowering
they are disempowering
Present Perfect
I have disempowered
you have disempowered
he/she/it has disempowered
we have disempowered
you have disempowered
they have disempowered
Past Continuous
I was disempowering
you were disempowering
he/she/it was disempowering
we were disempowering
you were disempowering
they were disempowering
Past Perfect
I had disempowered
you had disempowered
he/she/it had disempowered
we had disempowered
you had disempowered
they had disempowered
Future
I will disempower
you will disempower
he/she/it will disempower
we will disempower
you will disempower
they will disempower
Future Perfect
I will have disempowered
you will have disempowered
he/she/it will have disempowered
we will have disempowered
you will have disempowered
they will have disempowered
Future Continuous
I will be disempowering
you will be disempowering
he/she/it will be disempowering
we will be disempowering
you will be disempowering
they will be disempowering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disempowering
you have been disempowering
he/she/it has been disempowering
we have been disempowering
you have been disempowering
they have been disempowering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disempowering
you will have been disempowering
he/she/it will have been disempowering
we will have been disempowering
you will have been disempowering
they will have been disempowering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disempowering
you had been disempowering
he/she/it had been disempowering
we had been disempowering
you had been disempowering
they had been disempowering
Conditional
I would disempower
you would disempower
he/she/it would disempower
we would disempower
you would disempower
they would disempower
Past Conditional
I would have disempowered
you would have disempowered
he/she/it would have disempowered
we would have disempowered
you would have disempowered
they would have disempowered
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Translations

disempower

[ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊəʳ] VTrestar autoridad a, despojar de sus derechos a
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disempower

[ˌdɪsɪmˈpaʊər] vt [+ person, group] → priver de son autonomie
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

disempower

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