Associations to the word «Authorize»

Wiktionary

AUTHORIZE, verb. (transitive) To grant (someone) the permission or power necessary to do (something).
AUTHORIZE, verb. (transitive) To permit (something), to sanction or consent to (something).

Dictionary definition

AUTHORIZE, verb. Grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography".
AUTHORIZE, verb. Give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers".

Wise words

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams