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authorizeverb [T]

us   /ˈɔ·θəˌrɑɪz/
to give official permission for something to happen, or to give someone official permission to do something: The board authorized a new contract.
authorization
noun [C/U] us   /ˌɔ·θər·əˈzeɪ·ʃən/
[U] I can’t issue a check without authorization.
(Definition of authorize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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authorizeverb [T]

UK usually authorise uk   /ˈɔː.θər.aɪz/ us   /ˈɑː.θɚ.aɪz/
C1 to give official permission for something to happen, or to give someone official permission to do something: Who authorized this expenditure? [+ to infinitive] I authorized my bank to pay her £3,000.

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authorized
UK usually authorised uk   /ˈɔː.θər.aɪzd/ us   /ˈɑː.θɚ.aɪzd/
C1 This is a restricted area, open to authorized (= permitted) personnel only.
(Definition of authorize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"authorize" in Business English

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authorizeverb [T]

UK also authorise uk   /ˈɔːθəraɪz/ us  
to give official permission for something to happen, or to give someone official permission to do something: The Board of Directors has authorized a share buy-back program for up to 60 million shares of the company.authorize sb to do sth Their technologies division has been authorised to sell, support, and train customers on the new mobile system.
authorized
adjective UK also authorised
authorized retailers and wholesalers
(Definition of authorize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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