authorize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To grant authority or power to.
    • to offer permission for; sanction: the town company that authorizes building projects.
    • is sufficient grounds for; justify.
    • To clothe with expert, warrant, or legal power; to offer a right to behave; to empower.
    • To make legal; to offer appropriate sanction to; to legalize.
    • to determine by expert, as by use or public-opinion; to sanction.
    • To sanction or confirm by the expert of someone; to justify.
    • To justify; to furnish a ground for.
  • verb:
    • To give (some one) power or expert (to do some thing particular).
    • To give (somebody) authorization; to sanction or consent.
    • to allow (some thing), to sanction or consent to (anything).
    • offer or assign energy or authority to
    • give consent or approval for
  • others:
    • to offer expert, warrant, or appropriate power to; empower (a person): as, to authorize commissioners to settle the boundary of circumstances.
    • to provide authority for; approve of and enable; officially sanction (an act or a proceeding).
    • to help make authoritative or valid; legalize; validate.
    • to ascertain by expert or consumption: because, an official idiom.
    • To warrant; attest to.
    • To support (one's self) upon the authority (of).
    • additionally spelled authorise.

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