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authorized

[aw-thuh-rahyzd] /ˈɔ θəˌraɪzd/
adjective
1.
given or endowed with authority:
an authorized agent.
2.
duly sanctioned.
Origin
Related forms
quasi-authorized, adjective
self-authorized, adjective
unauthorized, adjective
well-authorized, adjective

authorize

[aw-thuh-rahyz] /ˈɔ θəˌraɪz/
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
Related forms
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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  • 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.
  • The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to release details ahead of their leaders.
  • Some writers have collaborated with musicians to create authorized book-soundtrack pairings.
  • They could have hired directly, or they could have authorized a larger road-building program.
  • Of course, the great triumph of the movie might be that it was authorized at all.
  • The money from the stimulus that actually will stimulate the economy is on the sidelines, authorized and ready to go.
  • And he was authorized to structure the sequence of plays that he called to take advantage of those things.
British Dictionary definitions for authorized

authorize

/ˈɔːθəˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
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
Derived Forms
authorization, authorisation, noun
authorizer, authoriser, noun
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Word Origin and History for authorized

authorize

v.

"give formal approval to," late 14c., autorisen, from Old French autoriser "authorize, give authority to" (12c.), from Medieval Latin auctorizare, from auctor (see author (n.)). Modern spelling from 16c. Related: Authorized; authorizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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