[aw-thuh-rahyz] /ˈɔ θəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), authorized, authorizing.
to give or official power to; empower:
to authorize an employee to sign purchase orders.
to give authority for; formally sanction (an act or proceeding):
Congress authorized the new tax on tobacco.
to establish by authority or usage:
an arrangement long authorized by etiquette books.
to afford a ground for; warrant; justify.
to confer authority upon (someone to do something); empower
to permit (someone to do or be something) with official sanction: a dealer authorized by a manufacturer to retail his products
“give formal approval to,” late 14c., autorisen, from Old French autoriser “authorize, give authority to” (12c.), from Medieval Latin auctorizare, from auctor (see author (n.)). Modern spelling from 16c. Related: Authorized; authorizing.
[reev] /riv/ verb (used with object), reaved or reft, reaving. Archaic. 1. to take away by or as by force; plunder; rob. [reev] /riv/ verb (used with or without object), reaved or reft, reaving. 1. Archaic. to rend; break; tear. /riːv/ verb (archaic) reaves, reaving, reaved, reft (rɛft) 1. to carry off (property, prisoners, etc) […]
[uh-vou] /əˈvaʊ/ verb (used with object) 1. to declare frankly or openly; own; acknowledge; confess; admit: He avowed himself an opponent of all alliances. /əˈvaʊ/ verb (transitive) 1. to state or affirm 2. to admit openly 3. (law, rare) to justify or maintain (some action taken) v. early 13c., from Anglo-French avouer, Old French avoer […]
[uh-weyk] /əˈweɪk/ verb (used with or without object), awoke or awaked, awoke or awaked or awoken, awaking. 1. to wake up; rouse from sleep: I awoke at six with a feeling of dread. 2. to rouse to action; become active: His flagging interest awoke. 3. to come or bring to an awareness; become cognizant (often […]
[uh-wey-kuh n] /əˈweɪ kən/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to awake; waken. /ˌriːəˈweɪkən/ verb 1. to emerge or rouse from sleep 2. to become or make aware of (something) again v. Old English awæcnan (intransitive), “to spring into being, arise, originate,” also, less often, “to wake up;” earlier onwæcnan, from a- (1) “on” […]