Authorize

Definition of Authorize

Au´thor`ize
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Authorized ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Authorizing.]
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.
To authorize one's self
to rely for authority.
Authorizing himself, for the most part, upon other histories.
- Sir P. Sidney.

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