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    Hi All,,

    Can I use empower as below

    1. My dad was empowered when I called him on Father's day and recite a poem about him.
    2. I am empowered with emotion when my son tells me that I am genius mom :)

    I mean can I use to express the feelings

    Please guide me

    Thanks in Advance
    Gauri

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    Re: empower

    Quote Originally Posted by gauri_agr View Post
    Hi All,,

    Can I use empower as below

    1. My dad was empowered when I called him on Father's day and recite a poem about him.
    2. I am empowered with emotion when my son tells me that I am genius mom :)

    I mean can I use to express the feelings

    Please guide me

    Thanks in Advance
    Gauri
    Not really, no. To empower means to give someone else the power to do something.

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    Re: empower

    thanks for replying. you saved me. I was sending one letter to my friend and I used it there :)

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    Re: empower

    You could say instead that you were moved or touched when...(or you dad was moved when you...

    I was really touched when my coworkers sent a bouquet to my house after I came home from the hospital.

    Hearing the sincerity in his voice when he said how much I meant to him really moved me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: empower

    thanks Barb for letting me know the good words "move" and "touched"

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