Meaning of authorize
Pronunciation: (ô'thu-rīz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
- to give authority or official power to; empower: to authorize an employee to sign purchase orders.
- to give authority for; formally sanction (an act or proceeding): Congress authorized the new tax on tobacco.
- to establish by authority or usage: an arrangement long authorized by etiquette books.
- to afford a ground for; warrant; justify.
- authorize (Thesaurus)