The correct answer is authorize.
The correct answer is (B) To authorize; to empower by commission. To give the order which sends a warship, military command, etc., on a mission, or puts it on a state of readiness for active duty. To give command of (ship, military command, etc.) to. To give (artist, etc.) an order for piece of work; To act as an agent in commercial transactions.
Commission comes from Latin commitere (to bring together), commissionem
Examples of use:
- The wealthy patron commissioned a portrait of his wife.
- The navy commissioned a new ship last month.