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Pronunciation: /ˈɔːθəraɪz/

Translation of authorize in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [publication/demonstration] autorizar*; [funds/budget] aprobar*; [transaction/check] autorizar*
    Example sentences
    • The broker then authorizes his agents in the United States to pay for the goods the importers have ordered.
    • Francis authorized the stadium official at the scene to allow the game to proceed.
    • Congress argued about and approved a resolution authorizing war.
    1.2 (empower) to authorize sb to + infinitive/infinitivo autorizar* a algn para + infinitive/infinitivo I hereby authorize John James to receive the sum on my behalf por la presente autorizo a John James para recibir la suma de dinero en mi nombre you are not authorized to enter this area usted no está autorizado or no tiene autorización para entrar en esta zona 1.3
    (authorized past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [procedure] autorizado authorized agent agente (masculine) oficial authorized dealer distribuidor (masculine) autorizado authorized capital capital (masculine) social authorized parking only (estacionamiento or aparcamiento) reservado authorized personnel only prohibida la entrada a personas no autorizadas

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