• Authorize

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    Origin

    From Old French auctorisier.

    Full definition of authorize

    Verb

    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.
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