- authorize au‧thor‧ize [ˈɔːθəraɪz ǁ ˈɒː-] also authorise verb [transitive]to give official or legal permission for something:
• The board has authorized the buy-back of 85,000 shares.
• The bill would authorize $850 million a year in grants to states to carry out school-improvement plans.authorize somebody to do something
• The Food and Drug Administration authorized the company to restart production.— authorized also authorised adjective :
• The company has a large network of authorized dealers.— authorization also authorisation noun [countable, uncountable] :
• The airline got authorization for four weekly cargo flights to Chicago.
• He was accused of taking $38,000 from the company without authorization.
• The government is threatening to reduce export authorizations.
* * *authorization UK US (UK also authorisation) /ˌɔːθəraɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun► [C or U] official permission for something to happen, or the action of giving someone official permission for something: get/acquire/obtain authorization »
Human Resources must obtain specific authorization from the Executive Director before any candidate can be rehired or transferred.»
give/grant/provide authorizationauthorization to do sth »
Union members have an authorization to strike if a deal cannot be reached over the contract dispute.► [C] LAW an official document that shows someone has permission to do something: »
Air tour companies will be required to get an authorization from the FAA to operate.
Financial and business terms. 2012.