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Definition of Authorize


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

Authorize Translations

authorize in Dutch is machtigen, autoriseren, volmachtigen
authorize in French is autorisons, autorisent, autoriser, autorisez
authorize in Italian is autorizzare
authorize in Portuguese is autorize
authorize in Spanish is facultar