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Definition of authorize:

  1. To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower; as, to authorize commissioners to settle a boundary.
  2. To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion; to sanction; as, idioms authorized by usage.
  3. To justify; to furnish a ground for.
  4. To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as, to authorize a marriage.
  5. To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to warrant; as, to authorize a report.

Synonyms:

draw, endue, run, give-up the ghost, elapse, overhaul, assoil, pass along, net, crystalize, go past, solve, lapse, acquit, expire, extend, travel by, sort out, elucidate, overstep, exceed, blow over, pull in, take place, invest, realize, exit, transcend, go on, die, guide, pass by, make it, kick the bucket, accredit, evanesce, fall, excrete, slip away, OK, clear, fleet, go across, make pass, sink, go by, hap, gift, go, earn, crystallise, eliminate, sack up, decease, cash in one's chips, give, qualify, glide by, reach, illuminate, bring in, happen, overtake, take in, snuff it, hand, exculpate, crystalise, make, perish, legislate, return, clear up, empower, pass, surpass, authorise, discharge, endow, sack, buy the farm, croak, spend, enlighten, come about, realise, pass on, straighten out, choke, communicate, devolve, put across, light up, pass away, go along, exonerate, fall out, egest, slip by, slide by, crystallize, turn over, drop dead, top, unclutter, pass off, indue, brighten, occur, conk, shed light on, gain, go through, fade, pop off.

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