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

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.