To authorize one's self

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To authorize one's self to rely for authority.
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Usage

In literature:

At that age one does not willingly submit one's self for the first time to the authority of a governess.
"Little Novels" by Wilkie Collins
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In news:

One of TV's best known pitchmen, Donald Lapre, the self-described king of infomercials, was found dead in an Arizona jail cell , according to local authorities.
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In science:

We do not normalize the number of self-citations, neither e.g. to the number of papers of the author of coauthors, nor to the number of citations in one or the whole paper(s).
Andrzej Pekalski networks of scientific interests with internal degrees of freedom through self-citation analysis
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