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get (the) clearance to (do something)

To receive formal permission to do something, especially because it involves something classified or secret. Hey, you need to get clearance from a supervisor to go into the lab—you can't just waltz in there whenever you like. I haven't gotten the clearance from my boss to work in that system yet.
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get (the) clearance to have (something)

To receive formal permission to have or host something. We haven't gotten the clearance yet to have occupants in the building. Has anyone gotten clearance so we can have that event in the town square?
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give (one) (the) clearance to (do something)

To give one formal permission to do something, especially because it involves something classified or secret. Hey, you need to give your intern clearance to go into the lab—he can't just waltz in there whenever he wants. My boss hasn't given me the clearance to work in that system yet.
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give (one) (the) clearance to have (something)

To give one formal permission to have or host something. The city hasn't given us the clearance yet to have occupants in the building. Yeah, the mayor's office gave us clearance to have our event in the town square.
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