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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.
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Noun1.authorizer - an authority who authorizes (people or actions); "the agents report back to their authorizers"
authority - (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others; "the authorities have issued a curfew"
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