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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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CHARTER: This is the legally enforceable performance contract between authorizer and governing body that describes the school's program and its expected results, as well as the practices it will use and the metrics by which it will be evaluated.
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According to Fitch, the Georgia ballot decision, which allows the state to directly authorize charter schools through a state commission, will provide existing and prospective charter schools with an alternative authorizer to the local school board and is considered a credit positive by Fitch.
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With regards to the first, she primarily seeks to describe how the Foreign Languages Press functioned as a translation employer, promoter, and authorizer from her own perspective as a short-term employee and late translation consumer.