verb (used with object), au·thor·ized, au·thor·iz·ing.
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I did not authorise, nor was I aware of, phone hacking under my editorship.Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson, and Fleet Street’s Elite Charged|Peter Jukes|July 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Atterbury had declined to authorise the visit to Harrington Hall, and then Adelaide had pleaded her age and independence.Phineas Redux|Anthony Trollope
Give a ticket to every family in proportion to the mouths, to authorise them to get bread from the bakers.The Betrothed|Alessandro Manzoni
Should any one even publish things capable of hurting us with good men, that will not authorise us to kill him.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius|Jean Lvesque de Burigny
The Roman Martyrology mentions the report, but does not authorise it.The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March|Sabine Baring-Gould
I can write again by the parcel, if you authorise me to send it.Principle and Practice|Harriet Martineau