authorize au‧thor‧ize [ˈɔːθəraɪz ǁ ˈɒː-] also authorise verb [transitive]
to give official or legal permission for something:

• The board has authorized the buy-back of 85,000 shares.

• The bill would authorize $850 million a year in grants to states to carry out school-improvement plans.

authorize somebody to do something

• The Food and Drug Administration authorized the company to restart production.

— authorized also authorised adjective :

• The company has a large network of authorized dealers.

— authorization also authorisation noun [countable, uncountable] :

• The airline got authorization for four weekly cargo flights to Chicago.

• He was accused of taking $38,000 from the company without authorization.

• The government is threatening to reduce export authorizations.

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authorization UK US (UK also authorisation) /ˌɔːθəraɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun
[C or U] official permission for something to happen, or the action of giving someone official permission for something: get/acquire/obtain authorization »

Human Resources must obtain specific authorization from the Executive Director before any candidate can be rehired or transferred.


give/grant/provide authorization

authorization to do sth »

Union members have an authorization to strike if a deal cannot be reached over the contract dispute.

[C] LAW an official document that shows someone has permission to do something: »

Air tour companies will be required to get an authorization from the FAA to operate.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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