authorize

  • 1 authorize — au·tho·rize / ȯ thə ˌrīz/ vt rized, riz·ing 1: to give permission to 2: to give authority to act to au·tho·ri·za·tion /ˌȯ thə rə zā shən/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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 states to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 authorize — [ô′thər īz΄] vt. authorized, authorizing [ME autorisen < OFr autoriser < ML auctorizare < L auctor, AUTHOR] 1. to give official approval to or permission for [a housing project authorized by the city] 2. to give power or authority to;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 authorize — (v.) give formal approval to, late 14c., autorisen, from O.Fr. autoriser authorize, give authority to (12c.), from M.L. auctorizare, from auctor (see AUTHOR (Cf. author)). Modern spelling from 16c. Related: Authorized; authorizing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 authorize — authorize, commission, accredit, license denote in common to invest with power or the right to act. One authorizes a person to act for oneself when he is given the necessary legal right or power with or without instructions of a specific… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 authorize — [v1] give power or control accredit, bless, commission, empower, enable, entitle, give authority, give the go ahead*, give the green light*, give the word*, invest, license, okay, rubber stamp*, say the word*, vest; concepts 50,88 Ant. deny,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 authorize — (Amer.) au·thor·ize || ɔːθəraɪz v. permit; approve; empower (also authorise) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 9 authorize — (also authorise) ► VERB ▪ give official permission for or approval to. DERIVATIVES authorization noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 authorize */ — UK [ˈɔːθəraɪz] / US [ˈɔθəˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms authorize : present tense I/you/we/they authorize he/she/it authorizes present participle authorizing past tense authorized past participle authorized to give official permission for… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 authorize — verb Authorize is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑congress, ↑law, ↑president, ↑resolution, ↑statute Authorize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑detention, ↑expenditure, ↑funding, ↑payment, ↑rele …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 authorize — [[t]ɔ͟ːθəraɪz[/t]] authorizes, authorizing, authorized VERB If someone in a position of authority authorizes something, they give their official permission for it to happen. [V n] It would certainly be within his power to authorize a police raid… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 authorize — authorizable, adj. authorizer, n. /aw theuh ruyz /, v.t., authorized, authorizing. 1. to give authority or official power to; empower: to authorize an employee to sign purchase orders. 2. to give authority for; formally sanction (an act or… …

    Universalium

  • 14 authorize — au|thor|ize also authorise BrE [ˈo:θəraız US ˈo: ] v [T] to give official permission for something ▪ an authorized biography authorize sb to do sth ▪ Napoleon III authorized Haussmann to rebuild Paris …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 authorize — au|thor|ize [ ɔθə,raız ] verb transitive * to give official permission for something to happen: All overtime payments must be authorized by your supervisor. authorize someone to do something: This officer was authorized to carry a gun …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 authorize v — Writers see their publishers through authorize …

    English expressions

  • 17 authorize — also ise BrE verb (T) to give official or legal permission for something: authorize sb to do sth: I m not authorized to answer your questions …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 authorize — au•thor•ize [[t]ˈɔ θəˌraɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) to give authority or official power to; empower: an employee authorized to sign purchase orders[/ex] 2) to give authority or formal permission for; sanction: to authorize spending on… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 authorize — transitive verb ( rized; rizing) Date: 14th century 1. to establish by or as if by authority ; sanction < a custom authorized by time > 2. to invest especially with legal authority ; empower < …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 authorize — verb a) to grant someone the power or authority to do something specific b) to give someone permission; to sanction or consent …

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