Synonyms and Antonyms of authorization

  1. 1 the approval by someone in authority for the doing of something <you will need the authorization of the council before you can act> Synonyms allowance, permission, clearance, concurrence, consent, granting, green light, leave, license (or licence), sanction, sufferance, warrantRelated Words imprimatur, seal, signature, stamp; accreditation, certification; liberty, pass; concession, patent, permit; tolerance, toleration; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent, OK (or okay); accord, grantNear Antonyms denial, refusal, rejection, revocation; taboo (also tabu); injunction, veto; deterrence, discouragement, repression, suppression; ban, embargo, exclusionAntonyms interdiction, prohibition, proscription

  2. 2 the granting of power to perform various acts or duties <his authorization to go ahead with the project was finally given> Synonyms accreditation, commission, delegation, empowerment, license (or licence), mandateRelated Words commendation, consignment, entrustment; facilitation, fostering, promotion; commanding, directing, ordering

  3. 3 the right to act or move freely <granted authorization to enter the military facility> Synonyms freedom, free hand, latitude, license (or licence), runRelated Words authority, clutch, command, control, dominion, grip, hold, mandate, mastery, power, sway; range, room, space; blank check, carte blanche

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