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Definition of "authorizes" []

  • To confer authority upon (someone to do something); empower (verb)
  • To permit (someone to do or be something) with official sanction (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of authorize. (verb)

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Use "authorizes" in a sentence
  • "Under the compromise, the resolution says the Security Council "calls upon" -- instead of the earlier "authorizes" -- all U.N. nations to inspect the ships for nuclear-related material and other contraband, with the consent of the vessel's flag state."
  • "By Royal Seal, King Charles III of Spain authorizes the outrageously wealthy Count of Regla, Pedro Romero de Terreros, to start a pawn-shop in Mexico City."
  • "But he has subsequently interpreted that authorization to pursue terrorism in Afghanistan and other jurisdictions around the world to mean he had been given the permanent title of commander in chief in a "war on terror" that has no conceivable end, and no boundaries (it includes the domestic U.S. in his view), and that this title authorizes him to override acts of Congress, orders of the Courts, the rules of government laid out in the U.S."
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