1 ability, a blank cheque, authority, power, right, say-so, strength
2 approval, credentials, leave, licence, permission, permit, sanction, say-so, warrant
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authorize ( authorizes 3rd person present) ( authorizing present participle) ( authorized past tense & past participle )
in BRIT, also use authorise If someone in a position of authority authorizes something, they give their official permission for it to happen. verb
It would certainly be within his power to authorize a police raid like that... V n
authorization ( authorizations plural) n-var
The United Nations will approve his request for authorization to use military force to deliver aid.
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