(BrE also -isation) noun
formal, official, written
congressional (in the US)

They secured congressional authorization for a new hydro-electric dam.


You will need prior authorization from your bank.

explicit, express

We cannot act without the explicit authorization of the board.

need, require
ask for, request, seek

He asked for authorization to proceed with the plan.

get, have, obtain
give sb, grant (sb)
refuse (sb)

The government will probably refuse authorization under these conditions.

with authorization, without authorization

You cannot take a day off without authorization.

authorization for

Formal authorization for the trip was given last week.

authorization from

The change of plan would require authorization from the president.

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