give (one) (the) clearance to (do something)(redirected from gives them the clearance to)
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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