1. To allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something; SYN. take into account.
2. To allow the presence of; SYN. permit.
3. To give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; SYN. appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve.
4. To grant as a discount or in exchange.
5. To let have; to grant permission; SYN. grant.
ETYM Old Fren. aprouer; a (Latin ad) + a form apparently derived from the pro, prod, in Latin prodest it is useful or profitable, properly the preposition pro for. Related to Improve.
1. To give sanction to; SYN. ok, okay, sanction.
2. To judge to be right or commendable; think well of.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling of authorize.
(Alternate spelling: authorise).
To grant authorization or clearance for; SYN. authorise, pass, clear.
To confirm; to agree; to ratify; approve; agree.
To give permission; SYN. allow, let, countenance.