authorize - definition and synonyms

 
verb [transitive] 

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/ˈɔːθəraɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyauthorize
he/she/itauthorizes
present participleauthorizing
past tenseauthorized
past participleauthorized
  1. to give official permission for something to happen
    authorize someone to do something:

    This officer was authorized to carry a gun.