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authorize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishauthorizeau‧thor‧ize (also authorise British English) /ˈɔːθəraɪz $ ˈɒː-/ ●○○ verb [transitive]  LET/ALLOWto give official permission for something an authorized biographyauthorize somebody to do something Napoleon III authorized Haussmann to rebuild Paris.see thesaurus at allow→ See Verb table
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authorizeHe said this knowing that the architects were designing for a larger site quite unaware that only a portion had been authorized.The willingness to bend the rules to authorize a major invasion of civil liberties contrasts sharply with the Spycatcher case.Woolsey served on the Petaluma City Council when the flood project was authorized after the devastating floods of 1982-83.As Stuart Marshall observed pointedly, postmodernism authorizes but has yet to create a new populism.The assistance is in addition to the $ 22 million the president authorized March 4.Among other matters, the city council authorized more funds for additional police officers.It may authorize the chairman, or recommend that the chairman of the Select Committee should write to the responsible minister.Who authorized the decision to close the factory?Only Congress can authorize the President to declare war.The state Public Utilities Commission authorized the rates.His relatives and employees later said they had not authorized those contributions.authorize somebody to do somethingThe city council authorized staff to purchase a new computer system.
From Longman Business Dictionaryauthorizeau‧thor‧ize /ˈɔːθəraɪzˈɒː-/ (also authorise British English) verb [transitive] to give official or legal permission for somethingThe board has authorized the buy-back of 85,000 shares.The bill would authorize $850 million a year in grants to states to carry out school-improvement plans.authorize somebody to do somethingThe Food and Drug Administration authorized the company to restart production.authorized (also authorised British English) adjectiveThe company has a large network of authorized dealers.authorization (also authorisation British English) noun [countable, uncountable]The airline got authorization for four weekly cargo flights to Chicago.He was accused of taking $38,000 from the company without authorization.The government is threatening to reduce export authorizations.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
authorize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyauthorize
he, she, itauthorizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyauthorized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave authorized
he, she, ithas authorized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad authorized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill authorize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have authorized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam authorizing
he, she, itis authorizing
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you, we, theyare authorizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas authorizing
you, we, theywere authorizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been authorizing
he, she, ithas been authorizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been authorizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be authorizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been authorizing
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