• To grant authority or power to.
  • To give permission for (something); sanction.
  • To give authority, warrant, or legal power to; empower (a person): as, to <internalXref urlencoded="authorize">authorize</internalXref> commissioners to settle the boundary of a state.
  • To give authority for; approve of and permit; formally sanction (an act or a proceeding).
  • To make authoritative or valid; legalize; validate.
  • To establish by authority or usage: as, an authorized idiom.
  • To warrant; vouch for.
  • To support (one's self) upon the authority (of).
  • Also spelled <internalXref urlencoded="authorise">authorise</internalXref>.
  • To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower.
  • To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize.
  • To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion; to sanction.
  • To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to warrant.
  • To justify; to furnish a ground for.
  • to rely for authority.
  • To <xref>grant</xref> (someone) <xref>power</xref> or <xref>authority</xref> (to do something specific).
  • To <xref>give</xref> (someone) <xref>permission</xref>; to <xref>sanction</xref> or <xref>consent</xref>.
  • To <xref>permit</xref> (something), to <xref>sanction</xref> or <xref>consent</xref> to (something).
  • give or delegate power or authority to
  • grant authorization or clearance for
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