To authorize is defined as to empower someone or to give the approval for something.(verb)
An example of authorize is when the state gives a lawyer a license to practice law.
See authorize in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See authorize in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb au·thor·ized, au·thor·iz·ing, au·thor·iz·es
Origin: Middle English auctorisen
Origin: , from Old French autoriser
Origin: , from Medieval Latin auctōrizāre
Origin: , from Latin auctor, author; see author.
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