Give official permission for or approval to (an undertaking or agent): the government authorized further aircraft production [with object and infinitive]: the troops were authorized to use force
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- 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.
informal give the green light to, give the go-ahead to, OK, give the thumbs up to
empower, mandate, commission;
approved, recognized, sanctioned;
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