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authorize

Synonyms of authorize in English:

verb

  • 1 the government authorized further aircraft production
    give permission for, permit, sanction, allow, agree to, approve, give one's consent/assent to, consent to, assent to, accede to, countenance;
    informal give the green light to, give the go-ahead for, give the OK to, OK, give the thumbs up to
    North American rare approbate
    [Antonyms] forbid, veto
  • 2 the Commander-in-Chief authorized him to recruit a further six officers
    give someone the authority, give someone permission, mandate, commission, empower;
    entitle
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