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American English: /ˈɔθəˌraɪz/
British English: /ˈɔːθərʌɪz/

Translation of authorize in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1
    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) See examples:to authorize somebody to + infinitive
    autorizar a alguien para + infinitive
    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
    also: authorized past participle
    authorized agent
    agente (masculine) oficial
    authorized dealer
    distribuidor (masculine) autorizado
    authorized capital authorized parking only authorized personnel only
    prohibida la entrada a personas no autorizadas

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