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English translation of 'autoriser'

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[ɔtɔʀize ]
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  [parents, professeur] to give permission for
autoriser qn à faire to give permission to sb to do
Il m’a autorisé à en parler. He’s given me permission to talk about it.
2.  (Administration) [autorités] to authorize
autoriser qn à faire to authorize sb to do
3.  (rendre possible) to make possible
autoriser tous les espoirs to give grounds for hope
see also s’autoriser

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Example Sentences Including 'autoriser'

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J'aime les journalistes mais avec eux, il vaut mieux connaitre les réponses avant de les autoriser a poser les questions.
Basset-Chercot, Pascal Le baptême du boiteux
Le plus important pour développer toutes ces facultés, c'est de s'autoriser à ressentir.
Marie Claire
Mais, en parfaits jobards, ils se devaient d'autoriser un " révolution-naire à prendre quelques libertés avec les droits de l'homme.
de Closets, François La grande manip
Or seule la Commission européenne, saisie officiellement par la France, peut autoriser Paris à modifier son taux de TVA.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)

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'autoriser' in Other Languages

British English: allow /əˈlaʊ/ VERB
If someone is allowed to do something, it is all right for them to do it.
The children are not allowed to watch violent TV programmes.
  • American English: allow
  • Arabic: يَسْمَحُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: permitir
  • Chinese: 允许
  • Croatian: dopustiti
  • Czech: dovolit
  • Danish: tillade
  • Dutch: toestaan
  • European Spanish: permitir
  • Finnish: sallia
  • French: autoriser
  • German: erlauben
  • Greek: επιτρέπω
  • Italian: permettere
  • Japanese: 許す
  • Korean: 허락하다
  • Norwegian: tillate
  • Polish: pozwolić
  • European Portuguese: permitir
  • Romanian: a permite
  • Russian: позволять
  • Latin American Spanish: permitir
  • Swedish: tillåta
  • Thai: อนุญาต
  • Turkish: izin vermek
  • Ukrainian: дозволяти
  • Vietnamese: cho phép
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
  • Latin American Spanish: autorizar
  • Swedish: auktorisera
  • Thai: ให้อำนาจ
  • Turkish: yetki vermek
  • Ukrainian: уповноважувати
  • Vietnamese: ủy quyền
British English: license VERB
To license a person or activity means to give official permission for the person to do something or for the activity to take place.
...a proposal that would require the state to license cars.
  • American English: license
  • Brazilian Portuguese: autorizar
  • Chinese: 准许
  • European Spanish: autorizar
  • French: autoriser
  • German: eine Lizenz erteilen für
  • Italian: dare una licenza a
  • Japanese: 認可する
  • Korean: 허가하다
  • European Portuguese: autorizar
  • Latin American Spanish: autorizar


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