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Many religions believe in an omnipotent being that is all-powerful. This omnipotent being, often considered to be a god, has unlimited abilities. The belief system of Yoga states that yogis as well are capable of becoming omnipotent or godlike in their abilities, with the restriction of not being able to create worlds.

Quiz: What does it mean to be omnipotent?

  • It means to have complete power.
  • It means to be widespread.
  • It means to be extremely wise.

Memory Hook

Omnipotent Om The syllable om is said to be omnipotent or very potent because it represents the entire Universe.


  • In Japan, a society built upon expectations met, no one expects a former sumo wrestler, especially a grand champion, to violate the rules of the omnipotent Sumo Association. —Sports Illustrated
  • Twitter seemed omnipotent—certainly more so than the Iranian police, the United Nations, the U.S. government, and the European Union. —NPR

Word Ingredients

omni- all
potent capable, powerful

One who is omnipotent is “all powerful.”

Word Constellation