authority

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɔːˈθɒrɪti/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈθɔrɪti, əˈθɑr-/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ə thôri tē, ə thor-)



Inflections of 'authority' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": authorities
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authority

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. (do not) have the authority (to)
  2. You do not have (that kind of) authority!
  3. What gives you the authority to [decide, command]?
  4. Who gave you the authority?
  5. was [given, granted] (the) authority to
  6. never wanted [any, this kind of] authority!
  7. [loves, craves] authority
  8. has authority over (all) [employees, workers, staff]
  9. The [teacher, captain, boss] lacks authority.
  10. [spoke, delivered his speech] with authority
  11. should respect authority
  12. authority and [power, responsibility]
  13. is the leading authority in [forensic science, Chinese literature]
  14. is an authority on [baseball, soccer, football]
  15. according to [leading, expert] authorities
  16. an authority to [regulate, issue, make]
  17. the authority that [regulates]
  18. The authorities arrived at the scene.
  19. the authorities arrived [in time, too late] (to)
  20. please contact the authorities [if, when]
  21. according to the authorities
  22. in [an interview, a press conference] with the authorities
  23. works for the [regional, provincial, local] authorities
  24. is being investigated by the [tax, local] authorities
  25. [surrendered, turned himself in] to the authorities
  26. have it on good authority (that)
  27. total [disrespect, disregard, disdain] for authority
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