- 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.
Origin of authorize
Examples from the Web for reauthorize
Many advocates want those changed, adjusted, or bolstered, and the only way to do that is to open up the bill and reauthorize it.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block
December 25, 2014
Ex-Im funding will now be temporarily extended, and then the GOP will figure out a way to reauthorize it for another few years.The GOP Can Always Get Worse -- and Will
September 19, 2014
In 2012, he voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, one of the purest excresences of crony capitalism imaginable.After Cochran’s Win: Red-State Socialism Must Be Stopped!
June 27, 2014
So why reauthorize the VRA now, and why should Eric Cantor be the driving force?Eric Cantor’s Last, Legacy-Burnishing Task: Update the VRA
June 16, 2014
The solution is simple: add another line to the continuing resolution to reauthorize the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa program.Unless Congress Acts Time Is Out for Iraqi Allies Waiting on Visas
September 23, 2013
- 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
Word Origin and History for reauthorize
"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.