Synonyms of authorize
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accreditIf an educational qualification or institution is accredited, it is officially declared to be of an approved standard.
• The degree programme is fully accredited by the Institute of Engineers.
allowIf someone is allowed to do something, it is all right for them to do it and they will not get into trouble.
• Smoking will not be allowed.
permitapproveenablesanctionendurelicensebrookendorsewarranttolerateput up with (informal)authorizestandsufferbear
approveIf someone in a position of authority approves a plan or idea, they formally agree to it and say that it can happen.
• MPs approved the bill by a majority of 97.
agree tosecondallowpassacceptconfirmrecommendpermitsanctionadvocateblessendorseupholdmandateauthorizeratifygo along withsubscribe toconsent tobuy into (informal)validatecountenancerubber stampaccede togive the go-ahead to (informal)give the green light toassent toconcur ingreenlightO.K. or okay (informal)
Thesaurus for authorize from the Collins English Thesaurus