verb (used with object), au·thor·ized, au·thor·iz·ing.
Origin of authorize
Examples from the Web for authorise
Contemporary Examples of authorise
I did not authorise, nor was I aware of, phone hacking under my editorship.Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson, and Fleet Street’s Elite Charged
July 24, 2012
Historical Examples of authorise
It was at the time when the Chamber was asked to authorise the issue of lottery stock.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
To authorise the Prince to accept the government of another State.Bulgaria
I can write again by the parcel, if you authorise me to send it.Principle and Practice
Do you authorise me to speak—a little—as if I have an interest?The Outcry
And remember also that I do not authorise you in any way to resume this conversation.The Man
"give formal approval to," late 14c., autorisen, from Old French autoriser "authorize, give authority to" (12c.), from Medieval Latin auctorizare, from auctor (see author (n.)). Modern spelling from 16c. Related: Authorized; authorizing.