Translation of authorize in Spanish:

authorize

autorizar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈɔθəˌraɪz//ˈɔːθərʌɪz/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (publication/demonstration) autorizar
    (budget/funds) aprobar
    (check/transaction) autorizar
    • Some Democrats who voted to authorize the use of force are now rewriting the past.
    • The police then use that knowledge to get a warrant authorizing them to search a physical place for evidence of the crime.
    • Congress argued about and approved a resolution authorizing war.
    • In a society ruled by law, the use of public power should be authorized and permitted by laws.
    • A leaked memo indicates the police were authorized to use lethal force if they felt threatened.
    • The person in possession, however, may authorise others to give permission to enter.
    • Francis authorized the stadium official at the scene to allow the game to proceed.
    • The majority held that the warrant did not authorize the officers to search anyone but the drug dealer himself.
    • How did you reach the decision to oppose authorizing the use of force?
    • I would not have voted to authorize use of force had the intelligence not been as substantial as it was.
    • However, they cannot authorize projects without the approval of the appropriate ethics committee.
    • When he asked the police if they had an official document authorising this surveillance, they refused to reply.
    • All official labor unions there are authorized by the government and do not oppose official policies.
    • The broker then authorizes his agents in the United States to pay for the goods the importers have ordered.
    • If they obstructed the inspections, then the UN might sanction forcing the issue by authorizing an attack.
    • Anyone wanting to take pictures has to get written permission and wear a sticker showing they are authorised.
    • The previous government had already issued an order authorising its demolition.
    • The only exception is when the sign is authorised by law or has planning permission.
    • The estate agent hadn't been authorised by the solicitor to release the keys to us yet.
    • The force will be authorised during its three-month mission to shoot to kill if necessary.
  • 2

    (empower)
    to authorize sb to + inf autorizar a algn para + inf
    • I hereby authorize John James to receive the sum on my behalf por la presente autorizo a John James para recibir la suma de dinero en mi nombre
    • you are not authorized to enter this area usted no está autorizado / no tiene autorización para entrar en esta zona
  • 3authorized past p

    (procedure) autorizado
    authorized agent agente oficial masculine
    • authorized dealer distribuidor autorizado
    • authorized capital capital social
    • authorized parking only (estacionamiento / aparcamiento) reservado
    • authorized personnel only prohibida la entrada a personas no autorizadas