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Etymology

From Old French autoriser

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to authorize

Third person singular
authoriz

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to authorize (third-person singular simple present authoriz, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to grant someone the power or authority to do something specific
  2. (transitive) to give someone permission; to sanction or consent
  3. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) In American English usage only, to authorise frequently not only has the precise meaning above, but also means that the action being authorised was actually carried out, or at least started.

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