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authorize

[ aw-thuh-rahyz ]
/ 藞蓴 胃蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), au路thor路ized, au路thor路iz路ing.
to give authority or official power to; empower: to authorize an employee to sign purchase orders.
to give authority for; formally sanction (an act or proceeding): Congress authorized the new tax on tobacco.
to establish by authority or usage: an arrangement long authorized by etiquette books.
to afford a ground for; warrant; justify.
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Also especially British, au路thor路ise .

Origin of authorize

1350鈥1400; earlier auctorize<Medieval Latin auct艒riz膩re; replacing Middle English autorisen<Middle French autoriser<Medieval Latin See author, -ize

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How to use authorize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for authorize

authorize

authorise

/ (藞蓴藧胃蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to confer authority upon (someone to do something); empower
to permit (someone to do or be something) with official sanctiona dealer authorized by a manufacturer to retail his products

Derived forms of authorize

authorization or authorisation, nounauthorizer or authoriser, noun
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