Synonyms and Antonyms of authorize
1 to give official or legal power to only the school nurse is authorized to give any necessary shots Synonyms of authorize accredit, certify, charter [British], commission, empower, enable, invest, license (also licence), qualify, vest, warrant Words Related to authorize approve, clear, credential, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; affirm, confirm, validate; inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, swear in; allow, let, permit; enfranchise, entitle, privilege Near Antonyms of authorize ban, bar, block, constrain, deny, disallow, disbar, discourage, disenfranchise, disfranchise, exclude, hinder, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, prevent, shut out, stop; enjoin, forbid, interdict, outlaw, prohibit, proscribe, veto Antonyms of authorize disqualify
2 to give a right to this pass will authorize you to go backstage Synonyms of authorize entitle, privilege, qualifyWords Related to authorize empower, enable, enfranchise, license (also licence); approve, endorse (also indorse); allow, let, permit; accredit, certificate, certify, charter [British], ratify; legitimize, sanction, validate, warrant; reaccredit, reapprove, recertify, recharter, revalidateNear Antonyms of authorize disable, disempower, disenfranchise; decertify; disallow, forbid, proscribe; delegitimize, invalidate, nullifyAntonyms of authorize disqualify
3 to give official acceptance of as satisfactory a system for sound reproduction that has been authorized as meeting the electronic industry's highest standards Synonyms of authorize accredit, approbate, approve, clear, confirm, finalize, formalize, homologate, OK (or okay), ratify, sanction, warrantWords Related to authorize accept, acknowledge, affirm; certify, endorse (also indorse), validate; bless, canonize, sanctify; initial, rubber-stamp, sign, sign off (on); allow, enable, legalize, license (also licence), pass, permit; reapproveNear Antonyms of authorize ban, enjoin, forbid, illegalize, interdict, prohibit, proscribe; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; rebuff, rebut, refuse, spurnAntonyms of authorize decline, deny, disallow, disapprove, negative, reject, turn down, veto
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