authorizing (part of speech: verb)
commissioning, enabling, permitting, licensing, validating, certifying, authenticating, designating, ordaining, affirming, sanctioning, consenting, empowering, confirming, approving, enfranchising, authorizing, notarizing, deputizing, blessing, countersigning, warranting, assenting, agreeing, entitling
- Instead of denominating any given year the first, second, or third year of such a cycle, they have assumed two sets of characters, one set consisting of ten, and the other of twelve; the first are called the ten roots, and the second the twelve branches. - "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.
- Altogether, the surface aspects of the securing of capital were dealt with in a large way; in denominating the present chapter and that following: " The Financing of the Mills", it is intended to bring out the minutiae of the process, and to set forth the mechanism of the problem in its detail. - "The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South", Broadus Mitchell.
- So long as the practice continues of denominating certain mere vowel sounds the long and the short, it will be very necessary to notice that these are not the same as the syllabic quantities, long and short, which constitute English verse. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.