Examples of authorize in a sentence
The city council authorized the sale of the land.
Who authorized the transfer of the funds?
First Known Use of authorize
AUTHORIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of authorize for English Language Learners
: to give power or permission to (someone or something)
: to give legal or official approval to or for (something)
AUTHORIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of authorize for Students
1 : to give power to : give authority to <Their guardian is authorized to act for them.>
2 : to give legal or official approval to <Who authorized the closing of school?>
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