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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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  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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