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Authorize - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Authorize' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Authorize [ v. t.]
- To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower; as, to authorize commissioners to settle a boundary.
- To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as, to authorize a marriage.
- To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion; to sanction; as, idioms authorized by usage.
- To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to warrant; as, to authorize a report.
- To justify; to furnish a ground for.

Meaning of 'Authorize' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . authorize [ v]
Meaning (1):
- grant authorization or clearance for
Example in sentence:
  • Clear the manuscript for publication;
  • The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography
Meaning (2):
- give or delegate power or authority to
Example in sentence:
  • She authorized her assistant to sign the papers