1. To grant authority or power to.
2. To give permission for; sanction:
the city agency that authorizes construction projects.
3. To be sufficient grounds for; justify.
4. Middle English auctorisen
5. from Old French autoriser
源自 古法语 autoriser
6. from Medieval Latin auct?riz3re
源自 中世纪拉丁语 auct?riz3re
8. The central meaning shared by these verbs is “to give someone the authority to act”:
authorized her partner to negotiate in her behalf;
a representative who was accredited by his government;
commissioned the real-estate agent to purchase the house for us;
was empowered to make decisions during the president's absence;
a pharmacist licensed to practice in two states.