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au·thor·ize

 (ô′thə-rīz′)
tr.v. au·thor·ized, au·thor·iz·ing, au·thor·iz·es
1. To grant authority or power to.
2. To give permission for (something); sanction: the city agency that authorizes construction projects.

[Middle English auctorisen, from Old French autoriser, from Medieval Latin auctōrizāre, from Latin auctor, author; see author.]

au′thor·iz′er n.
Synonyms: authorize, accredit, commission, empower, license
These verbs mean to give someone the authority to act: authorized her partner to negotiate on her behalf; a representative who was accredited by his government; commissioned the real-estate agent to purchase the house; was empowered to make decisions during the president's absence; a pharmacist licensed to practice in two states.

authorized

(ˈɔːθəˌraɪzd) or

authorised

adj
officially permitted or empowered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.authorized - endowed with authorityauthorized - endowed with authority    
lawful - conformable to or allowed by law; "lawful methods of dissent"
legitimate - of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful
official - having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"
unauthorised, unauthorized - not endowed with authority
2.authorized - sanctioned by established authority; "an authoritative communique"; "the authorized biography"
official - having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"

authorized

adjective official, commissioned, approved, licensed, ratified, signed and sealed The application will be processed by one of our authorized agents.
Translations

authorized

[ˈɔːθəraɪzd] ADJautorizado
authorized agentagente mf oficial
authorized biographybiografía f oficial
authorized capital (Comm) → capital m autorizado, capital m escriturado
authorized distributordistribuidor m autorizado
Authorized VersionVersión f Autorizada (de la Biblia)

authorized

adj overdraftbewilligt; person, representative, bankautorisiert, bevollmächtigt; biographyautorisiert; “authorized personnel only”Zutritt nur für Befugte; duly authorized (Jur, Fin) → ordnungsgemäß bevollmächtigt; authorized dealerVertragshändler(in) m(f); authorized signatoryZeichnungsberechtigte(r) mf; authorized signatureUnterschrift feines bevollmächtigten Vertreters
References in classic literature ?
She never, I discovered, finished anything by the time she had promised, and she frequently spent more money on materials than her customer had authorized.
I trust, monsieur, you come authorized to treat for the surrender of the place?
In a word, I believe,--and my legal advisers coincide in the belief, which, moreover, is authorized, to a certain extent, by the family traditions,--that my grandfather was in possession of some deed, or other document, essential to this claim, but which has since disappeared.
Prying further into the manuscript, I found the record of other doings and sufferings of this singular woman, for most of which the reader is referred to the story entitled "THE SCARLET LETTER"; and it should be borne carefully in mind that the main facts of that story are authorized and authenticated by the document of Mr.
Perhaps the only formal whaling code authorized by legislative enactment, was that of Holland.
We are not authorized to expect that a more liberal or more equitable spirit would preside over the legislations of the individual States hereafter, if unrestrained by any additional checks, than we have heretofore seen in too many instances disgracing their several codes.
Without inquiring into the accuracy of the distinction on which the objection is founded, it will be necessary to a just estimate of its force, first, to ascertain the real character of the government in question; secondly, to inquire how far the convention were authorized to propose such a government; and thirdly, how far the duty they owed to their country could supply any defect of regular authority.
But one thing is certain; the cross of Saint-Louis authorized him to take the rank of retired colonel in view of his service in the Catholic armies of the West.
de Treville had served him so faithfully in his wars against the league that in default of money--a thing to which the Bearnais was accustomed all his life, and who constantly paid his debts with that of which he never stood in need of borrowing, that is to say, with ready wit--in default of money, we repeat, he authorized him, after the reduction of Paris, to assume for his arms a golden lion passant upon gules, with the motto Fidelis et fortis.
Miss Bennet was therefore established as a sweet girl, and their brother felt authorized by such commendation to think of her as he chose.
You will see in me an ambassador worthy of the high interests he is authorized to discuss with his sovereign.
Several gentlemen among them purchased a tract of country on the coast of Massachusetts Bay, and obtained a charter from King Charles, which authorized them to make laws for the settlers.