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Definition of "authorizing" []

  • To confer authority upon (someone to do something); empower (verb)
  • To permit (someone to do or be something) with official sanction (verb)
  • Present participle of authorize. (verb)

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Use "authorizing" in a sentence
  • "After the release by the Obama adminstration, some say Rice may be subject to allegations of war crimes for her role in authorizing waterboarding, which the Bush administration said was legal and the Obama administration says is not permitted."
  • "Alliance For Justice announces the release of its new documentary, Tortured Law, which examines the role lawyers played in authorizing torture."
  • "Despite the potential of this arrangement, the plan collapsed when the German Ministry of War disapproved of several of the proposed secretaries and the ministry failed to take definite action in authorizing the service."
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