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Old French[edit]


Borrowing from Medieval Latin auctorizāre, present active infinitive form of auctōrizō (I authorize, authenticate), derived from auctor, from Latin auctus, perfect passive participle of augeō (to increase, nourish), from Proto-Italic *augeō, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *h₂ewg- (to increase, enlarge).



  1. to authorize; to permit; to allow


This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -ier, with a palatal stem. These verbs are conjugated mostly like verbs in -er, but there is an extra i before the e of some endings. The forms that would normally end in *-ss, *-st are modified to s, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.