Definition of 'authorize'
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Will you kindly authorize your officer to remove his security presence to the passage outside the door? RIOT (2001)You authorize it, I can whistle up the PM's holiday snaps,' said Wield. CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)I, as the launching authority, authorize the deployment of the RNLI's resources, but the coxswain decides when and how he goes. LET NOT THE DEEP (2001)
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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
Definition of authorize from the Collins English Dictionary
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