authorize

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USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled “authorise.”
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to approve)
a. autorizar
President Wilson authorized the publication of the Zimmermann telegram sent to Mexico.El presidente Wilson autorizó la publicación del telegrama Zimmermann enviado a México.
b. aprobar
The legislature authorized the budget.La legislatura aprobó el presupuesto.
2. (to give permission to)
a. autorizar
The board authorized the administration to hire 90 accredited teachers.La mesa directiva autorizó a la administración a contratar a 90 maestros acreditados.
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authorize
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. autorizar
to authorize somebody to do somethingautorizar a alguien a hacer algo
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authorize [ˈɔːθəraɪz]
transitive verb
(empower) autorizar; (approve) aprobar
to authorize sb to do sth autorizar a algn a hacer algo; to be authorized to do sth estar autorizado para hacer algo; tener autorización para hacer algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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