Definition of authorize in English:
Give official permission for or approval to (an undertaking or agent): the government authorized further aircraft production [with object and infinitive]: the troops were authorized to use force
More example sentences
- The broker then authorizes his agents in the United States to pay for the goods the importers have ordered.
- Francis authorized the stadium official at the scene to allow the game to proceed.
- Congress argued about and approved a resolution authorizing war.
give permission for, permit, sanction, allow, agree to, approve, give one's consent/assent to, consent to, assent to, accede to, countenance;
North American rare approbate
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan