Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) To license someone or something is to allow – usually in written form – them to do a specific activity. (noun) A license is an official piece of paper that allows you to do something, such as drive, open a business, etc.

Examples: (verb) The church is officially licensed as a charity. (verb) I am licensed to practice law in this state. (noun) You can get a driving license in this country after the age of 17.

Synonyms: nouns: certificate. verbs: authorize, allow, certify.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 A