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British English: authorize /ˈɔːθəˌraɪz/ VERB
If someone authorizes something, they give their official permission for it to happen.
Only the President could authorize its use.
- American English: authorize
- Arabic: يُفَوِّضُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: autorizar
- Chinese: 授权
- Croatian: ovlastiti
- Czech: schválit
- Danish: bemyndige
- Dutch: autoriseren
- European Spanish: autorizar
- Finnish: valtuuttaa
- French: autoriser
- German: autorisieren
- Greek: εξουσιοδοτώ
- Italian: autorizzare
- Japanese: 権限を与える
- Korean: 권한을 주다
- Norwegian: autorisere
- Polish: upoważnić
- European Portuguese: autorizar
- Romanian: a autoriza
- Russian: уполномочивать
- Spanish: autorizar
- Swedish: auktorisera
- Thai: ให้อำนาจ
- Turkish: yetki vermek
- Ukrainian: уповноважувати
- Vietnamese: ủy quyền
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