authorized

[ aw-thuh-rahyzd ]SEE DEFINITION OF authorized
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUTHORIZED

Clinton had been authorized to burn all cities that refused submission.

The author of this letter has, at my request, authorized me to publish it anonymously.

Misard was authorized to employ her as gatekeeper on the railway after the death of Flore.

And she was authorized in doing so, because he had promised to take her to the circus that evening.

He was justified, he was authorized, he was the instrument of a fixed purpose.

And let me tell you that I am authorized to pay three times the regular wages.

I've been authorized to go fully into this thing with you, and to decide it.

He himself told me the story in Stockholm and authorized me to make it known.

"And I am not authorized to employ force," said the lieutenant.

I am authorized by your husband, as your physician, to speak plain truths to you.

WORD ORIGIN

"give formal approval to," late 14c., autorisen, from Old French autoriser "authorize, give authority to" (12c.), from Medieval Latin auctorizare, from auctor (see author (n.)). Modern spelling from 16c. Related: Authorized; authorizing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AUTHORIZED

accredited

adjectiveofficially recognized
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