authorize

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French auctorisier.

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authorize (third-person singular simple present authorizes, present participle authorizing, simple past and past participle authorized)

  1. (transitive) To grant (someone) the permission or power necessary to do (something).
    The General Assembly authorized the Council to take up the matter.
  2. (transitive) To permit (something), to sanction or consent to (something).
    The judge authorized the wiretapping.

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