mild (part of speech: adjective)
genial, moderate, lenient, amiable, even, libertarian, charitable, kind, forbearing, liberal, peaceable, insipid, quiet, open-minded, benign, meek, gentle, mild, benevolent, tender, sweet, peaceful, tolerant, lax, clement, broad-minded, cordial, soft
authorized (part of speech: adjective)
permitting (part of speech: verb)
- May is simply permissive; can is potential. - "The English Language", Robert Gordon Latham.
- It is an interesting detail, worth mentioning, that the ruling of the Committee quoted above, which established a market in the Clearing House, used the permissive word " may" in stating that orders to buy and sell might be sent to that institution. - "The New York Stock Exchange in the Crisis of 1914", Henry George Stebbins Noble.
- Do not be too sure about it when it is placable and permissive. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.