authorize authorize  /ˈɔ θə ˌraɪz/


  1. (v) grant authorization or clearance for
  2. (v) give or delegate power or authority to


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  1. Jesus clearly did not ordain women to the priesthood, nor did he authorize the church to do so.
  2. A spokesman for Bush said the President would authorize waterboarding for use on future terror suspects if certain standards are met, a spokesman said.
  3. The bill would authorize $2.


  1. Judges can authorize search warrants by phone

    SANTA FE >> Judges can authorize search warrants over the telephone without actually seeing written requests, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Monday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Deming Headlight

  2. Metro Workers Authorize Strike; Next Step Mediation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Metro Transit Union members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike Tuesday Ninety percent of the members...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 2 News St. Louis

  3. Metro Transit workers authorize strike

    Metro Transit workers voted Tuesday to authorize a strike, a spokesperson for the Amalgamated Transit Union said.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KSDK St. Louis


  1. The day after Blagojevich's arrest on December 10, 2008, Jackson said, "I did not initiate or authorize anyone at any time to promise anything to Governor Blagojevich on my behalf."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jesse Jackson Jr Source:

  2. "They are wrong. Because Congress failed to act, it will be harder for our government to keep you safe from terrorist attack. At midnight, the attorney general and the director of national intelligence will be stripped of their power to authorize...
    on Feb 16, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "The president said there's a hope, as a result of these conversations, that OPEC would be encouraged to authorize an increase in production," Perino told reporters on Air Force One before it landed in Egypt.
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: Forbes

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