Synonyms of authorize in English:

authorize


See definition of authorize

verb

1‘the government authorized further aircraft production’

SYNONYMS

give permission for, permit, sanction, allow, agree to, approve, give one's assent to, give one's consent to, consent to, assent to, accede to, countenance

license, legalize, make legal, legitimize, legitimatize

ratify, endorse, validate, accredit, warrant

informal give the green light to, give the go-ahead for, give the OK to, OK, give the thumbs up to

North American rare approbate

ANTONYMS

forbid, veto

2‘the Commander-in-Chief authorized him to recruit a further six officers’

SYNONYMS

give someone the authority, give someone permission, mandate, commission, empower

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