What is the meaning of authorize?

verb

  • Grant authorization or clearance for.
    • usage: "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
  • Give or delegate power or authority to.
    • usage: "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"
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APAWordNet. (2010). authorize. Retrieved October 16, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/authorize/definitions/1258607
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MLAWordNet. "authorize" 23 October 2010. Web. 16 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/authorize/definitions/1258607>
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