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authorized

adjective

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ordered or allowed by those in authority
  • an authorized biography of the former president

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authorized

verb
past tense of authorize

Synonyms & Antonyms of authorized (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to give a right to
  • this pass will authorize you to go backstage

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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

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The first known use of authorized was in the 15th century

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“Authorized.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/authorized. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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