authorise [ aw-thuh-rahyz ]
1. to give authority or official power to; empower: He authorize an employee to sign purchase orders. 2. to give authority for; formally sanction (an act or proceeding): Congress authorized the new tax on tobacco.
3. to establish by authority or usage: Such arrangement was long authorized by etiquette books.
4. to afford a ground for; warrant; justify.
Other examples: Do get the Leader to authorise a bold statement. Please authorise us to debit your account and, where possible, give a day-time telephone number in case of query. I can authorize payments up to $4 000. I hereby authorize my delegate to duplicate my key.
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