authorized authorized  /ˈɔ θə ˌraɪzd/


  1. (adj) endowed with authority
  2. (adj) sanctioned by established authority


  1. The factory-authorized service, meanwhile, was more like factory-authorized extortion.
  2. Because of its strict policy of posting only those songs authorized by the copyright holders, you won't find Barenaked Ladies or the Austin Powers sound track.
  3. Certainly Rove distorted her role when he claimed she had authorized the trip.


  1. F.C. Transportation Projects Approved

    Following a briefing on how transportation funds authorized by the Virginia State Legislature last winter will apply to the City of Falls Church Monday, the F.C. Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the projected five potential transportation uses already designated by the City from earlier efforts at the same thing. [...]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Falls Church News-Press

  2. 1on1: The Players in the Syrian Civil War

    President Obama recently authorized sending weapons to the Syrian rebels. We go to the map and look at the many players in the civil war.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WHSV Harrisonburg

  3. StandardAero Becomes Independent TRUEngineTM Authorized MRO Provider for CFM56 and CF34 Engines

    LE BOURGET – June 19, 2013 – In its continued partnership with GE, StandardAero signed two license agreements to become an independent TRUEngine authorized maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for CF34 and CFM56* engines, demonstrating a further commitment to OEM quality engine maintenance.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Aircraft Maintenance Technology


  1. "I've got some news for him," Obama said. "There was no such thing as Al Qaeda in Iraq until George Bush and John McCain took us into a war that should've never been authorized and never been waged. They took our eye off the people who were...
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  2. "This is, regrettably, part of an ongoing process where the federal authorities are not really sensitive to privacy and go far beyond what we have authorized," said Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the top Republican on the Senate...
    on Mar 9, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Lt. Col. Michael Donnelly, spokesman for US forces north of Baghdad, said American and Iraqi forces were now allowing "commercial vendors to bring food to the south of Husseiniyah. Civilians are authorized to walk to these vendors to buy food....
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Major Michael Donnelly Source: Forbes

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