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Adjective: authorized  'o-thu,rIzd
  1. Sanctioned by established authority
    "the authorized biography";
    - authoritative, authorised [Brit]
  2. Endowed with authority
    - authorised [Brit]
Verb: authorize  'o-thu,rIz
  1. Grant authorization or clearance for
    "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography";
    - authorise [Brit], pass, clear
  2. Give or delegate power or authority to
    "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers";
    - empower, authorise [Brit]

See also: accredited, approved, authorisation [Brit], authorization, canonised [Brit], canonized, commissioned, empowered, glorified, lawful, legitimate, licenced [Brit, Cdn], licensed, mandate, official, sanctioned, sceptered, sceptred

Type of: allow, appoint, charge, countenance, let, permit

Encyclopedia: Authorized