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Definition of author verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

author

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɔːθə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːθər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they author
BrE BrE//ˈɔːθə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːθər//
 
he / she / it authors
BrE BrE//ˈɔːθəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːθərz//
 
past simple authored
BrE BrE//ˈɔːθəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːθərd//
 
past participle authored
BrE BrE//ˈɔːθəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːθərd//
 
-ing form authoring
BrE BrE//ˈɔːθərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːθərɪŋ//
 
Writing and publishing
 
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author something (formal) to be the author of a book, report, etc. See related entries: Writing and publishing Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘a person who invents or causes something’): from Old French autor, from Latin auctor, from augere ‘increase, originate, promote’. The spelling with th arose in the 15th cent., and perhaps became established under the influence of authentic.
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