authorizing (part of speech: verb)
commissioning, empowering, permitting, licensing, validating, certifying, authenticating, deputizing, ordaining, affirming, sanctioning, consenting, designating, confirming, approving, enfranchising, authorizing, notarizing, denominating, blessing, countersigning, warranting, assenting, agreeing, entitling
enabling (part of speech: verb)
- Sir Thomas Elder had ever been kind to me since I had known him, and my best thanks were due to him for enabling me to accomplish so difficult an undertaking; but there were others also I wished to please; and I have done my best endeavours upon this arduous expedition, with the hope that I might " win the wise, who frowned before to smile at last." - "Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1", Ernest Giles.
- It is conveniently arranged, enabling all the work to be done with the most ease, and gives thorough light and ventilation, so essential to the health and comfort of animals. - "Woodward's Country Homes", George E. Woodward F. W. Woodward.
- She would have received me with open arms, and would you then have dared, as her guardian, to bid her refuse the offer made to her, when you had learned, as you would have done, that she loved me; that I had loved her with all my heart before I left England; that I had left it with the view of enabling myself to marry her; that I had been wonderfully successful; that I had come back with no other hope in the world than that of giving it all to her; that I had been able to show you my whole life, so that no girl need be afraid to become my wife-" " What do I know about your life? - "An Old Man's Love", Anthony Trollope.