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Official PermissionPlay
Used when someone with authority allows an activity or process; implies legal or formal approval. SlideThe school board authorized the new curriculum.
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Legal PowerPlay
'Authorize' often relates to laws or regulations giving power to act or proceed. SlideThe government authorized the emergency use of the vaccine.
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Authorizing doesn't necessarily mean delegating the task; it can simply allow it to happen. SlideShe authorized the sale without managing it herself.