Definition of Authorise

1. Verb. Give or delegate power or authority to. "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers"

Exact synonyms: Authorize, Empower
Specialized synonyms: Entitle, Sanction
Generic synonyms: Appoint, Charge
Derivative terms: Authorization, Empowerment



2. Verb. Grant authorization or clearance for. "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

Definition of Authorise

1. Verb. (chiefly British spelling) (alternative spelling of authorize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Authorise

1. [v -RISED, -RISING, -RISES]

Medical Definition of Authorise

1. 1. To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower; as, to authorise commissioners to settle a boundary. 2. To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as, to authorise a marriage. 3. To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion; to sanction; as, idioms authorised by usage. 4. To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to warrant; as, to authorise a report. "A woman's story at a winter's fire, Authorised by her grandam." (Shak) 5. To justify; to furnish a ground for. Origin: OE. Autorize, F. Autoriser, fr. LL. Auctorizare, authorisare. See Author. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Authorise

author's name
authorcraft
authored
authoress
authoresses
authorial
authoriality
authoring
authoring language
authoring program
authoring programs
authorings
authorisable
authorisation
authorisations
authorise (current term)
authorised
authorised term
authorised terms
authoriser
authorises
authorising
authorism
authoritarian
authoritarian personality
authoritarianism
authoritarians
authoritative
authoritatively
authoritativeness

Literary usage of Authorise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate, New Jersey, Legislature, Idaho Legislature. Senate (1853)
"Mr. Conger, from the committee on literature, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorise school districts in the towns of this ..."

2. Historical Records of New South Wales by Frank Murcott Bladen (1892)
"of felons and other offenders and to authorise the removal of prisoners in certain cases and for other purposes therein mentioned 8 Nov. ili.flaring and ..."

3. Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"Forasmuch as the Council of State have thought fit that you should command as Vice-Admiral of the fleet,2 these are therefore to authorise you forthwith to ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"public safety may undoubtedly authorise the violation of every positive law. How far that or any other consideration may operate to dissolve the natural ..."

5. A Handy Book on Property Law in a Series of Letters by Edward Burtenshaw Sugden (1858)
"The lease is not to authorise the felling of trees except where necessary for the buildings or works authorised by the lease. * 19 & 20 Viet., 0.120. ..."

6. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"If Congress shall, early in the approaching session, authorise the funding of legal-tenders, and the ' work of reduction is commenced and carried on ..."

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