The correct answer is authorize.


A. commence
B. authorize
C. epitomize
D. denote

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.

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