Authorize meaning

ôthə-rīz
To grant authority or power to.
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To give justification for; warrant.
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To authorize is defined as to empower someone or to give the approval for something.

An example of authorize is when the state gives a lawyer a license to practice law.

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To give permission for (something); sanction.

The city agency that authorizes construction projects.

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To give official approval to or permission for.

A housing project authorized by the city.

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To give power or authority to; empower; commission.
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To grant (someone) power or authority (to do something specific).

The General Assembly authorized the Council to take up the matter.

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To give (someone) permission; to sanction or consent.

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To permit (something), to sanction or consent to (something).

The judge authorized the wiretapping.

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Origin of authorize

  • Middle English auctorisen from Old French autoriser from Medieval Latin auctōrizāre from Latin auctor author author

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French auctorisier.

    From Wiktionary