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Synonyms for authorize
ˈɔ θəˌraɪzau·tho·rize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. authorize, authorise, pass, clearverb

    grant authorization or clearance for

    "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

    Synonyms:
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  2. empower, authorise, authorizeverb

    give or delegate power or authority to

    "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"

    Synonyms:
    invest, authorise, endue, empower, endow, pass, indue, clear, gift

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. authorizeverb

    Synonyms:
    sanction, justify, warrant, legalize, support by authority

  2. authorizeverb

    Synonyms:
    empower, commission, permit, allow, give permission to, give leave to, give authority to

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  1. authorizeverb

    Synonyms:
    empower, commission, sanction, warrant, justify, confirm

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How to use authorize in a sentence?

  1. Valerie Jarrett:

    There was a lot of shouting and pacing of the floor and banging of the desk, but after he calmed down, I told him there was something else he had to do, he had to authorize me to tell Attorney General Loretta Lynch that we were doing a one-eighty on Hillary Clinton. No indictment, no matter what.

  2. Hirschfeld Davis:

    Some people think he goofed a little when he said we need that authority. That's actually a change in position for him, but now he really wants Congress to give him some legislation that would authorize that fight. Internally in the White House, the discussions are really heating up about what that should look like. They're anticipating quite a fight on Capitol Hill both with Republicans and Democrats.

  3. Barack Obama:

    I call on this Congress to show the world that we are united in this mission by passing a resolution to authorize the use of force against ISIL.

  4. Bob Corker:

    Voting to authorize the use of military force is one of the most important actions Congress can take, and while there will be differences, it is my hope that we will fulfill our constitutional responsibility, and in a bipartisan way, pass an authorization that allows us to confront this serious threat.

  5. Valentina Maureira:

    I am tired of living with this sickness, please authorize an injection so I can sleep forever.


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