authorizeverb [ T ]UK usually authorise uk /ˈɔː.θər.aɪz/ us /ˈɑː.θɚ.aɪz/
Who authorized this expenditure?
- They have authorized awards of £900 to each of the victims.
- The prime minister authorized a pre-emptive air strike against the rebels.
- The government has authorized the army to sell its surplus weapons.
- Several unreliable dealers have been struck off our list of authorized suppliers.
- The United Nations has authorized the use of air strikes.