Synonyms for authorize
See authorize in Webster's New World Roget's A-Z Thesaurus II
To give authority to: accredit, commission, empower, enable, entitle, license, qualify. See allow
To give one's consent to: allow, approbate, approve, consent, endorse, let, permit, sanction. (Informal) OK. See allow
See authorize in American Heritage Dictionary 4 Synonyms
authorize accredit commission empower license
These verbs mean to give someone the authority to act: authorized her partner to negotiate on her behalf; a representative who was accredited by his government; commissioned the real-estate agent to purchase the house; was empowered to make decisions during the president's absence; a pharmacist licensed to practice in two states.
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