authority


authority
n.
control
power

1) to assume; delegate; demonstrate, show; establish; exercise, wield; invoke authority

2) to defy; deny, reject; undermine authority

3) absolute, complete, full, supreme, unquestioned; parental authority

4) authority for; over (he assumed authority for overseas operations; a commanding officer has complete authority over her personnel)

5) in authority (who was in authority?)

6) of authority (a man, woman of authority)

7) under smb.'s authority (these employees are under my authority)

legal power
authorization

8) to abuse, overstep one's authority

9) legal; ministerial; presidential; reviewing (mil.); royal authority

10) by, on smb.'s authority (by whose authority were these funds spent? she did it on her own authority)

11) the authority to + inf. (the police had the authority to conduct a search)

expert
source

12) to cite, invoke an authority

13) a competent, reliable; indisputable, irrefutable, unimpeachable, unquestioned; leading, respected authority; the greatest living authority

14) an authority on (an outstanding authority on shipbuilding)

15) on authority (on good authority; on the highest authority)

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[ɔː'θɒrɪtɪ]
indisputable
invoke an authority
invoke authority
irrefutable
leading
ministerial
overstep one's authority
parental authority
presidential
reliable
respected authority
royal authority
the greatest living authority
undermine authority
unimpeachable
unquestioned
wield
on smb. 's authority (by whose authority were these funds spent? she did it on her own authority)
over (he assumed authority for overseas operations; a commanding officer has complete authority over her personnel)
reviewing (mil.)
['control'] ['power'] to assume
['expert'] ['source'] to cite
['legal power'] ['authorization'] to abuse
a competent
absolute
by
to defy
authority for
of authority (a man, woman of authority)
an authority on (an outstanding authority on shipbuilding)
on authority (on good authority; on the highest authority)
the authority to + inf. (the police had the authority to conduct a search)
under smb. 's authority (these employees are under my authority)
in authority (who was in authority?)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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