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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 permit)
a. to authorize
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Como el ayuntamiento no había autorizado la manifestación se consideraba ilegal.Since the town hall had not authorized the demonstration it was considered illegal.
b. to authorise (United Kingdom)
En el correo no te van a entregar una carta para mí a menos que yo te autorice.The post office won't give you a letter for me if I don't authorise you first.
c. to allow
Pocas personas están autorizadas para entrar en el teatro antes de que empiece la obra.Not many people are allowed to enter the theater before the play starts.
d. to approve
El gobierno autorizó la extradición del periodista a los Estados Unidos en febrero de 2013.The government approved the journalist's extradition to the United States in February 2013.
2. (to entitle)
a. to authorize
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Lo siento, no estamos autorizados para dar este tipo de información.I'm sorry, we're not authorized to give out that kind of information.
b. to authorise (United Kingdom)
El artículo 51 autoriza a los estados miembros a emprender acciones de autodefensa ante una amenaza contra su seguridad.Article 51 authorises member states to take action to defend themselves against threats to their security.
c. to give the right
Esta tarjeta bancaria no te autoriza para sobregirar tu cuenta.This bank card does not give you the right to overdraw your account.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (dar permiso a)
a. to allow
2. (en situaciones oficiales)
a. to authorize
autorizar la publicación de un informeto authorize the publication of a report
autoricé a mi hermano para que recogiera el paqueteI authorized my brother to collect the package
3. (capacitar)
su cargo no lo autoriza para insultarmehis position doesn't give him the right to insult me
este título nos autoriza para ejercer en la UEthis qualification allows us to practice in the EU
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transitive verb
1 (dar facultad a) to authorize; empower; (permitir) to approve; license
autorizar a algn para to authorize sb to; empower sb to; el futuro no autoriza optimismo alguno the future does not warrant o justify the slightest optimism
2 (Jur) to legalize
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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