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From Old French auctorisier.



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

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

Derived terms[edit]


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