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Verb: authorize  'o-thu,rIz
  1. Grant authorization or clearance for
    "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography";
    - authorise [Brit], pass, clear
  2. Give or delegate power or authority to
    "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers";
    - empower, authorise [Brit]

Derived forms: authorizing, authorizes, authorized

Type of: allow, appoint, charge, countenance, let, permit

Encyclopedia: Authorize