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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.

authorize

(ˈɔːθəˌraɪz) or

authorise

vb (tr)
1. to confer authority upon (someone to do something); empower
2. to permit (someone to do or be something) with official sanction: a dealer authorized by a manufacturer to retail his products.
ˌauthoriˈzation, ˌauthoriˈsation n
ˈauthorˌizer, ˈauthorˌiser n

au•thor•ize

(ˈɔ θəˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to give authority or official power to; empower: an employee authorized to sign purchase orders.
2. to give authority or formal permission for; sanction: to authorize spending on defense.
3. to establish by authority or usage.
4. to afford a ground for; warrant; justify.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin]
au′thor•iz`a•ble, adj.
au′thor•iz`er, n.

authorize


Past participle: authorized
Gerund: authorizing

Imperative
authorize
authorize
Present
I authorize
you authorize
he/she/it authorizes
we authorize
you authorize
they authorize
Preterite
I authorized
you authorized
he/she/it authorized
we authorized
you authorized
they authorized
Present Continuous
I am authorizing
you are authorizing
he/she/it is authorizing
we are authorizing
you are authorizing
they are authorizing
Present Perfect
I have authorized
you have authorized
he/she/it has authorized
we have authorized
you have authorized
they have authorized
Past Continuous
I was authorizing
you were authorizing
he/she/it was authorizing
we were authorizing
you were authorizing
they were authorizing
Past Perfect
I had authorized
you had authorized
he/she/it had authorized
we had authorized
you had authorized
they had authorized
Future
I will authorize
you will authorize
he/she/it will authorize
we will authorize
you will authorize
they will authorize
Future Perfect
I will have authorized
you will have authorized
he/she/it will have authorized
we will have authorized
you will have authorized
they will have authorized
Future Continuous
I will be authorizing
you will be authorizing
he/she/it will be authorizing
we will be authorizing
you will be authorizing
they will be authorizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been authorizing
you have been authorizing
he/she/it has been authorizing
we have been authorizing
you have been authorizing
they have been authorizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been authorizing
you will have been authorizing
he/she/it will have been authorizing
we will have been authorizing
you will have been authorizing
they will have been authorizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been authorizing
you had been authorizing
he/she/it had been authorizing
we had been authorizing
you had been authorizing
they had been authorizing
Conditional
I would authorize
you would authorize
he/she/it would authorize
we would authorize
you would authorize
they would authorize
Past Conditional
I would have authorized
you would have authorized
he/she/it would have authorized
we would have authorized
you would have authorized
they would have authorized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.authorize - grant authorization or clearance forauthorize - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
countenance, permit, allow, let - consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
approbate - approve or sanction officially
certificate - authorize by certificate
approve, O.K., okay, sanction - give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
declare - authorize payments of; "declare dividends"
licence, license, certify - authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state"
commission - charge with a task
validate, formalise, formalize - declare or make legally valid
2.authorize - give or delegate power or authority toauthorize - give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"
entitle - give the right to; "The Freedom of Information Act entitles you to request your FBI file"
appoint, charge - assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
sanction - give authority or permission to

authorize

verb
1. empower, commission, enable, entitle, mandate, accredit, give authority to They authorized him to use force if necessary.
2. permit, allow, suffer, grant, confirm, agree to, approve, sanction, endure, license, endorse, warrant, tolerate, ratify, consent to, countenance, accredit, vouch for, give leave, give the green light for, give a blank cheque to, give authority for We are willing to authorize a police raid.
permit ban, exclude, rule out, veto, forbid, prohibit, outlaw, preclude, disallow, proscribe, debar, criminalize

authorize

verb
1. To give authority to:
2. To give one's consent to:
Informal: OK.
Translations
schválitoprávnit
bemyndigegive fuldmagt tiltillade
lubamavolitama
valtuuttaa
ovlastitiautorizirati
meghatalmaz
veita umboî
権限を与える
권한을 주다
įgaliojimų suteikimasįgaliotileidimasleisti
pilnvarot
oprávniť
pooblastiti
auktorisera
ให้อำนาจ
ủy quyền

authorize

[ˈɔːθəraɪz] VT (= empower) → autorizar; (= approve) → aprobar
to authorize sb to do sthautorizar a algn a hacer algo
to be authorized to do sthestar autorizado para hacer algo, tener autorización para hacer algo

authorize

[ˈɔːθəraɪz] authorise (British) vtautoriser
to authorize sb to do sth → autoriser qn à faire qch
to be authorized to do sth → être autorisé(e) à faire qch

authorize

vt
(= empower)berechtigen, ermächtigen, autorisieren (geh); (= delegate authority)bevollmächtigen; to be authorized to do something (= have right)berechtigt sein or das Recht haben, etw zu tun; he was fully authorized to do iter war voll und ganz befugt, das zu tun; this licence (Brit) or license (US) authorizes you to drive …dieser Führerschein berechtigt Sie zum Fahren von …
(= permit)genehmigen; money, claim etcgenehmigen, bewilligen; translation, biography etcautorisieren

authorize

[ˈɔːθəraɪz] vt to authorize sth/sb (to do sth)autorizzare qc/qn (a fare qc)

authorize,

authorise

(ˈoːθəraiz) verb
to give the power or right to do something. I authorized him to sign the documents; I authorized the payment of $100 to John Smith.
ˌauthoriˈzation, ˌauthoriˈsation noun

authorize

يُفَوِّضُ schválit bemyndige autorisieren εξουσιοδοτώ autorizar valtuuttaa autoriser ovlastiti autorizzare 権限を与える 권한을 주다 autoriseren autorisere upoważnić autorizar уполномочивать auktorisera ให้อำนาจ yetki vermek ủy quyền 授权

authorize

vt. autorizar, permitir.
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