authorise etymology

English word authorise comes from English author, English -ise

Detailed word origin of authorise

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
author English (eng) (the author) I, me. used in academic articles as first-person pronoun.. Someone who writes books for a living.. The originator or creator of a work, especially of a literary composition.. The works of an author or authors. (chiefly, US, sometimes, proscribed) To create a work as its author.
-ise English (eng) Used in certain words; see the usage notes. Suffix used in loanwords from French to form abstract nouns of quality or function.
authorise English (eng)

Words with the same origin as authorise

Descendants of author
Suethor authress
Descendants of -ise
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