authorized

[aw-thuh-rahyzd]

Origin:
authorize + -ed2

quasi-authorized, adjective
self-authorized, adjective
unauthorized, adjective
well-authorized, adjective
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authorize

[aw-thuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), authorized, authorizing.
1.
to give authority or official power to; empower: to authorize an employee to sign purchase orders.
2.
to give authority for; formally sanction (an act or proceeding): Congress authorized the new tax on tobacco.
3.
to establish by authority or usage: an arrangement long authorized by etiquette books.
4.
to afford a ground for; warrant; justify.
Also, especially British, authorise.


Origin:
1350–1400; earlier auctorize < Medieval Latin auctōrizāre; replacing Middle English autorisen < Middle French autoriser < Medieval Latin See author, -ize

authorizable, adjective
authorizer, noun
deauthorize, verb (used with object), deauthorized, deauthorizing.
misauthorize, verb (used with object), misauthorized, misauthorizing.
preauthorize, verb (used with object), preauthorized, preauthorizing.
reauthorize, verb (used with object), reauthorized, reauthorizing.
self-authorizing, adjective
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authorize or authorise (ˈɔːθəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to confer authority upon (someone to do something); empower
2.  to permit (someone to do or be something) with official sanction: a dealer authorized by a manufacturer to retail his products
 
authorise or authorise
 
vb
 
authori'zation or authorise
 
n
 
authori'sation or authorise
 
n
 
'authorizer or authorise
 
n
 
'authoriser or authorise
 
n

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Word Origin & History

authorize
"give formal approval to," late 14c., from O.Fr. autoriser, from M.L. auctorizare, from auctor (see author).
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Example sentences
Take used pallets to a recycling center authorized to accept them.
It should be authorized to immediately put in hand such work-Times.
If it is desired to permit the chair to appoint a committee after adjournment,
  it must be authorized by a vote.
It had taken two years to get a map of the proposed park filed under the law
  that authorized the laying out of it.
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