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authorize


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Authorize  \Au"thor*ize\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Authorized};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Authorizing}.]  [OE.  autorize,  F.  autoriser  fr 
  LL  auctorizare  authorisare  See  {Author}.] 
  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. 
 
  A  woman's  story  at  a  winter's  fire,  Authorized  by 
  her  grandam.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  justify;  to  furnish  a  ground  for  --Locke. 
 
  {To  authorize  one's  self},  to  rely  for  authority.  [Obs.] 
 
  Authorizing  himself,  for  the  most  part  upon  other 
  histories.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  authorize 
  v  :  grant  authorization  or  clearance  for  "Clear  the  manuscript 
  fpr  publication"  [syn:  {authorise},  {pass},  {clear}] 




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