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 Dictionary entry overview: What does authorized mean? 

AUTHORIZED (adjective)
  The adjective AUTHORIZED has 2 senses:

1. endowed with authority
2. sanctioned by established authority

  Familiarity information: AUTHORIZED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

AUTHORIZED (adjective)

Sense 1authorized [BACK TO TOP]


Endowed with authority


authorised; authorized


accredited; commissioned; licenced; licensed (given official approval to act)

approved; sanctioned (established by authority; given authoritative approval)

canonised; canonized; glorified (accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing)

empowered; sceptered; sceptred (invested with legal power or official authority especially as symbolized by having a scepter)


lawful (conformable to or allowed by law)

legitimate (of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful)

official (having official authority or sanction)


authorisation; authorization; mandate (a document giving an official instruction or command)


unauthorized (not endowed with authority)

Sense 2authorized [BACK TO TOP]


Sanctioned by established authority


authorised; authorized; authoritative

Context examples:

an authoritative communique / the authorized biography


official (having official authority or sanction)

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