Definitions of authorise

  1. To furnish with authority. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2. give or delegate power or authority to; "She authorized her assistant to sign the papers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To empower; to make legal; to justify. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. Authorisation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for authorise

  1. Upon which having deliberated, and remarked that the Lords the States of Holland and West Friesland, by their resolution carried the 29th of March to the States General, have also consented to the admission of the said Mr. Adams in quality of minister of the Congress of North America, it hath been thought fit and resolved, that the Lords the Deputies of this Province in the States General should be authorised, as their noble Mightinesses authorise them by the present, to conform themselves, in the name of this Province, to the resolution of the Lords the States of Holland and Westfriesland, and of Friesland, and to consent by consequence, that Mr. Adams be acknowledged and admitted as Minister of the United States of America; their noble Mightinesses being, in the mean time, of opinion, that it would be necessary to acquaint her Majesty the Empress of Russia, and the other Neutral Powers, with the resolution to be taken by their High Mightinesses upon this subject, in communicating to them, as much as shall be necessary, the reasons which have induced their High Mightinesses to it, and giving them the strongest assurances that the intention of their High Mightinesses is by no means to prolong thereby the war, which they would have willingly prevented and terminated long since; but on the contrary, that their High Mightinesses with nothing with more ardor, than a prompt re- establishment of peace; and that they shall be always ready, on their part, to co- operate in it, in all possible ways, and with a suitable readiness, so far as that shall be any way compatible with their honour and their dignity, and for this end an extract of this shall be carried by Missive to the Lords the Deputies at the Generality. – A Collection of State-Papers, Relative to the First Acknowledgment of the Sovereignty of the United States of America by John Adams
  2. If you will authorise any merchant here to receive the money, it shall be paid forthwith, or remitted in any way you please to appoint. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat