HyperDic: authorize

English > 2 senses of the word authorize:
VERBcommunicationauthorize, authorise, pass, cleargrant authorization or clearance for
socialauthorize, empower, authorisegive or delegate power or authority to
authorize > pronunciation
Soundsao'theray.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > authorize: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaninggrant authorization or clearance for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Example "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
Synonymsauthorise, pass, clear
Narrowerapprobateapprove or sanction officially
approve, O.K., okay, sanctionGive sanction to
certificateauthorize by certificate
commissionCharge with a task
declareauthorize payments of
license, licence, certifyauthorize officially
validate, formalize, formalisedeclare or make legally valid
Broaderpermit, allow, let, countenanceconsent to, give permission
Spanishaprobar, autorizar, facultar
Catalanautoritzar, facultar
Nounsauthorizationofficial permission or approval
authorizeran authority who authorizes (people or actions)
English > authorize: 2 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningGive or delegate power or authority to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"
Synonymsempower, authorise
NarrowerentitleGive the right to
sanctionGive authority or permission to
Broaderappoint, chargeAssign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
Spanishautorizar, empoderar, facultar
Catalanautoritzar, facultar
Nounsauthorizationthe act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

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