authorise
authorise authorise v. 1. grant authorization or clearance for. Same as {authorize}.

Syn: authorize, pass, clear, permit officially. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • authorise — (v.) British English spelling of AUTHORIZE (Cf. authorize) (q.v.); for suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Authorised; authorising …   Etymology dictionary

  • authorise — (Brit.) v. permit; approve; empower (also authorize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • authorisé — Authorisé, [authoris]ée. part. Femme duëment authorisée de son mari …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • authorise — / ɔ:θəraɪz/, authorize verb 1. to give permission for something to be done ● to authorise payment of £10,000 2. to give someone the authority to do something ● to authorise someone to act on the company’s behalf …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • authorise — British variant of authorize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • authorise — au|tho|rise [ ɔθə,raız ] a British spelling of authorize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • authorise — v. 1) (H) the director authorised us to work in the laboratory 2) (K) she authorised his entering the vault …   Combinatory dictionary

  • authorise — [[t]ɔ͟ːθəraɪz[/t]] see authorize …   English dictionary

  • authorise — UK [ˈɔːθəraɪz] / US [ˈɔθəˌraɪz] authorize …   English dictionary

  • authorise — /ˈɔθəraɪz / (say awthuhruyz) verb (t) (authorised, authorising) 1. to give authority or legal power to; empower (to do something). 2. to give authority for; formally sanction (an act or proceeding). 3. to establish by authority or usage:… …   Australian English dictionary

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