authorize
au·tho·rize /'ȯ-thə-ˌrīz/ vt -rized, -riz·ing
1: to give permission to
2: to give authority to act to
au·tho·ri·za·tion /ˌȯ-thə-rə-'zā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

authorize
I verb accord, accredit, acquiesce in, admit, advocate, affirm, agree to, allow, appoint, approve, assent to, assign, auctor esse, be favorable to, be in favor of, certify, charge, charter, commission, concede, confer a privilege, confer a right, confirm, confirm officially, consent to, consign, countenance, credit, declare lawful, delegate to, depute, empower, enable, endorse, endow, endow with power, enfranchise, entitle, entrust, establish, formalize, formally sanction, give a right, give authority, give leave, give permission, give power, go along with, grant, grant claims, grant permission, have no objection, homologate, interpose no obstacles, invest with power, legalize, legislate, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, license, maintain, make legal, make valid, permit, potestatem facere, prescribe, privilege, pronounce legal, put in force, put up with, recognize, recommend, release, restore permission, sanctify, sanction, sanction a claim, sign, subscribe to, suffer to occur, support by authority, sustain, sustain by authority, tolerate, underwrite, validate, vest with a title, vouch for, vouchsafe, warrant associated concepts: agency, delegation foreign phrases:
- Semper qui non prohibet pro se intervenire, mandare creditur. — He who does not prohibit the intervention of another in his behalf is deemed to have authorized it.
II index accept (assent), accredit, appoint, approve, assent, assign (designate), bestow, certify (approve), charge (empower), command, commit (entrust), confirm, consent, consign, cosign, delegate, designate, detail (assign), employ (engage services), empower, enable, enfranchise, entrust, grant (concede), hire, indorse, invest (vest), legalize, legislate, legitimate, let (permit), notarize, pass (approve), permit, qualify (meet standards), sanction, seal (solemnize), sign, suffer (permit), validate, vest

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


authorize
v.
To approve; to give permission; to give someone legal authority.
n.
authorization

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


authorize
To officially empower someone to act. (See also: authority)
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


authorize
To empower another with the legal right to perform an action.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


authorize
To empower another with the legal right to perform an action.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

authorize
v.
   to officially empower someone to act.
   See also: authority

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Authorize — Au thor*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Authorized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Authorizing}.] [OE. autorize, F. autoriser, fr. LL. auctorizare, authorisare. See {Author}.] 1. To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • authorize — au‧thor‧ize [ˈɔːθəraɪz ǁ ˈɒː ] also authorise verb [transitive] to give official or legal permission for something: • The board has authorized the buy back of 85,000 shares. • The bill would authorize $850 million a year in grants to states to… …   Financial and business terms

  • authorize — [ô′thər īz΄] vt. authorized, authorizing [ME autorisen < OFr autoriser < ML auctorizare < L auctor, AUTHOR] 1. to give official approval to or permission for [a housing project authorized by the city] 2. to give power or authority to;… …   English World dictionary

  • authorize — (v.) give formal approval to, late 14c., autorisen, from O.Fr. autoriser authorize, give authority to (12c.), from M.L. auctorizare, from auctor (see AUTHOR (Cf. author)). Modern spelling from 16c. Related: Authorized; authorizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • authorize — authorize, commission, accredit, license denote in common to invest with power or the right to act. One authorizes a person to act for oneself when he is given the necessary legal right or power with or without instructions of a specific… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • authorize — [v1] give power or control accredit, bless, commission, empower, enable, entitle, give authority, give the go ahead*, give the green light*, give the word*, invest, license, okay, rubber stamp*, say the word*, vest; concepts 50,88 Ant. deny,… …   New thesaurus

  • authorize — (Amer.) au·thor·ize || ɔːθəraɪz v. permit; approve; empower (also authorise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • authorize — (also authorise) ► VERB ▪ give official permission for or approval to. DERIVATIVES authorization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • authorize */ — UK [ˈɔːθəraɪz] / US [ˈɔθəˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms authorize : present tense I/you/we/they authorize he/she/it authorizes present participle authorizing past tense authorized past participle authorized to give official permission for… …   English dictionary

  • authorize — verb Authorize is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑congress, ↑law, ↑president, ↑resolution, ↑statute Authorize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑detention, ↑expenditure, ↑funding, ↑payment, ↑rele …   Collocations dictionary

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