authorize etymology

English word authorize comes from Proto-Italic *augeō (To enlarge. To increase.), Latin -izo

Detailed word origin of authorize

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*augeō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) To enlarge. To increase.
-izo Latin (lat)
augeo Latin (lat) (figuratively) I exalt, praise. I enlarge, spread, expand. I exaggerate. I honor, enrich. I increase, augment. I lengthen.
auctus Latin (lat) Ample. Enlarged. Enriched.
auctor Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) one who gives increase (hence: an originator, causer, doer, founder). (figuratively) authorship, agency, encouragement. (poetic) the Creator, God. Author. Seller, vendor.
auctorizare Malayalam (mal)
auctorizo Latin (lat) I approve or confirm. I authenticate. I authorize.
auctorizāre Malayalam (mal)
auctorisier Old French (fro) To authorize; to permit; to allow.
authorize English (eng) (transitive) To grant (someone) the permission or power necessary to do (something).. (transitive) To permit (something), to sanction or consent to (something).

Words with the same origin as authorize

Descendants of *augeō
auction august author authority authorization auxiliary
Descendants of -izo
civilisation civilization