What does authorize mean?

Definitions for authorize
ˈɔ θəˌraɪzau·tho·rize

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word authorize.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. authorize, authorise, pass, clearverb

    grant authorization or clearance for

    "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

  2. empower, authorise, authorizeverb

    give or delegate power or authority to

    "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"

Wiktionary

  1. authorizeverb

    To grant (someone) power or authority (to do something specific).

    The General Assembly authorized the Council to take up the matter.

    Etymology: From autoriser

  2. authorizeverb

    To permit (something), to sanction or consent to (something).

    The judge authorized the wiretapping.

    Etymology: From autoriser

Webster Dictionary

  1. Authorizeverb

    to clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower; as, to authorize commissioners to settle a boundary

    Etymology: [OE. autorize, F. autoriser, fr. LL. auctorizare, authorisare. See Author.]

  2. Authorizeverb

    to make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as, to authorize a marriage

    Etymology: [OE. autorize, F. autoriser, fr. LL. auctorizare, authorisare. See Author.]

  3. Authorizeverb

    to establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion; to sanction; as, idioms authorized by usage

    Etymology: [OE. autorize, F. autoriser, fr. LL. auctorizare, authorisare. See Author.]

  4. Authorizeverb

    to sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to warrant; as, to authorize a report

    Etymology: [OE. autorize, F. autoriser, fr. LL. auctorizare, authorisare. See Author.]

  5. Authorizeverb

    to justify; to furnish a ground for

    Etymology: [OE. autorize, F. autoriser, fr. LL. auctorizare, authorisare. See Author.]

Editors Contribution

  1. authorize

    To give authority to.

    The got the authorization to share their news on social media.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2019  
  2. authorize

    To grant a person or group of people the power or authority to do or have.

    They did authorize the family members permission to visit their holiday villa every summer.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of authorize in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of authorize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of authorize in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    What I do is I authorize my military, we've given them total authorization and frankly that's why they have been so successful lately.

  2. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler:

    I am particularly concerned about reports that documents relevant to the Special Counsel investigation were sent outside the White House, waving applicable privileges, to this end, I have asked House Judiciary Committee to authorize me to issue subpoenas, if necessary, to compel the production of documents and testimony.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    For far too long, Congress has abdicated its constitutional responsibility to authorize military action abroad, effectively ceding the war-making power to the Executive Branch.

  4. President Barack Obama on Friday:

    The reason that a lot of environmentalists are concerned about it is the way that you get the oil out in Canada is an extraordinarily dirty way of extracting oil, and obviously there are always risks in piping a lot of oil through Nebraska farmland and other parts of the country, i haven't made a final determination on it, but what I've said is, 'we're not going to authorize a pipeline that benefits largely a foreign company if it can't be shown that it is safe and if it can't be shown that overall it would not contribute to climate change,'.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    The three expiring provisions that this bill would re-authorize are vitally important to protecting national security.

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