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1. authorize

verb. ['ˈɔθɝˌaɪz'] grant authorization or clearance for.

Synonyms

  • approve
  • clear
  • approbate
  • commission
  • sanction
  • pass
  • permit
  • authorise
  • O.K.
  • certify
  • validate
  • okay
  • countenance
  • licence
  • let
  • license
  • certificate
  • allow
  • declare
  • formalize

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • disapprove
  • disallow
  • decertify

Etymology

  • autoriser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Authorize

  • accessorize
  • demilitarize
  • depressurize
  • familiarize
  • reauthorize
  • rubberize
  • satirize
  • summarize
  • temporize
  • terrorize
  • theorize

How do you pronounce authorize?

Pronounce authorize as ˈɔθərˌaɪz.

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Sentences with authorize


1. Verb, base form
Firms have protocols that detail specific dollar amounts employees can authorize on behalf of the company.

2. authorize

verb. ['ˈɔθɝˌaɪz'] give or delegate power or authority to.

Synonyms

  • charge
  • authorise
  • entitle
  • sanction
  • empower

Antonyms

  • lose
  • indistinct
  • unclearness
  • unclear

Etymology

  • autoriser (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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