Authorize Au"thor*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Authorized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Authorizing}.] [OE. autorize, F. autoriser, fr. LL. auctorizare, authorisare. See {Author}.] 1. To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower; as, to authorize commissioners to settle a boundary. [1913 Webster]

2. To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as, to authorize a marriage. [1913 Webster]

3. To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion; to sanction; as, idioms authorized by usage. [1913 Webster]

4. To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to warrant; as, to authorize a report. [1913 Webster]

A woman's story at a winter's fire, Authorized by her grandam. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To justify; to furnish a ground for. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

{To authorize one's self}, to rely for authority. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Authorizing himself, for the most part, upon other histories. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

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  • authorized — [ô′thərīzd΄] adj. 1. established or justified by authority 2. given authority [my authorized agent] …   English World dictionary

  • authorized — index admissible, allowable, allowed, de jure, due (regular), entitled, fully executed (signed) …   Law dictionary

  • authorized — (Amer.) au·thor·ized || ɔːθəraɪzd adj. empowered, given authority; permitted, sanctioned; justified, warranted; certified, accredited (also authorised) authorize (Amer.) au·thor·ize || ɔːθəraɪz v. permit; approve; empower (also… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • authorized — [adj] approved accredited, certified, commissioned, lawful, legal, legitimate, licensed, licit, official, recognized, sanctioned, warranted; concept 535 Ant. unofficial …   New thesaurus

  • authorized — authorize au‧thor‧ize [ˈɔːθəraɪz ǁ ˈɒː ] also authorise verb [transitive] to give official or legal permission for something: • The board has authorized the buy back of 85,000 shares. • The bill would authorize $850 million a year in grants to… …   Financial and business terms

  • authorized — adj. 1) (usu. does not stand alone) authorized to + inf. (we are not authorized to enter the restricted area) * * * [ ɔːθəraɪzd] (usu. does not stand alone) authorized to + inf. (we are not authorized to enter the restricted area) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • authorized — /aw theuh ruyzd /, adj. 1. given or endowed with authority: an authorized agent. 2. duly sanctioned. [AUTHORIZE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • authorized — adj. Authorized is used with these nouns: ↑biography, ↑dealer, ↑distributor, ↑overdraft, ↑personnel, ↑representative, ↑signatory, ↑user …   Collocations dictionary

  • authorized — adjective 1. endowed with authority (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑authorised • Ant: ↑unauthorized • Similar to: ↑accredited, ↑commissioned, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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