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AUTHORIZED

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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)


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Meaning:

Endowed with authority

Synonyms:

authorised; authorized

Similar:

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)

Also:

lawful (conformable to or allowed by law)

legitimate (of marriages and offspring; recognized as lawful)

official (having official authority or sanction)

Attribute:

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

Antonym:

unauthorized (not endowed with authority)


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Meaning:

Sanctioned by established authority

Synonyms:

authorised; authorized; authoritative

Context examples:

an authoritative communique / the authorized biography

Similar:

official (having official authority or sanction)


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