verb (used with object), au·thor·ized, au·thor·iz·ing.
Origin of authorize
Examples from the Web for authorize
The Senate will vote Tuesday on whether to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He then called on Congress to authorize a program to train and equip 5,000 rebels per year in Saudi Arabia, which they did.Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes|Josh Rogin|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you miss your session, you authorize the app to charge your credit card or PayPal account.4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out|DailyBurn|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
President Obama has asked Congress to authorize $500 million to train a new Syrian opposition out of Saudi Arabia.
Obama relied on the September 14 resolution, like Bush, to authorize drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia.Obama’s War in Iraq Marks the Return of the Global War on Terror|Eli Lake|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this does not authorize the rational psychologist to affirm, from mere conceptions, its permanence beyond life.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
The law does not authorize municipalities to build houses and none of the communes have acquired land for this purpose.
If his outline is all right, I'm going to authorize him to set up this experiment.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
I return without approval Senate bill No. 61, entitled "An act to authorize the election of women to school offices."
This contract was necessary to authorize them to practice under my privilege.The Invention of Lithography|Alois Senefelder
British Dictionary definitions for authorize
Word Origin and History for authorize
"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.