Definition of authorize
- a custom authorized by time
- She is authorized to act for her husband.
The city council authorized the sale of the land.
Who authorized the transfer of the funds?
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: to give power or permission to (someone or something)
: to give legal or official approval to or for (something)
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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