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Synonyms for authority

Synonyms for (noun) authority

Synonyms: authorisation, authority, authorization, sanction Definition: official permission or approval Usage: authority for the program was renewed several times

Similar words: permission Definition: approval to do something Usage: he asked permission to leave

Synonyms: dominance, potency, say-so, authorisation, authority, authorization Definition: the power or right to give orders or make decisions Usage: he has the authority to issue warrants; deputies are given authorization to make arrests; a place of potency in the state

Similar words: control Definition: power to direct or determine Usage: under control

Synonyms: sureness, assurance, authority, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence Definition: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities Usage: his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular; after that failure he lost his confidence; she spoke with authority

Similar words: certainty Definition: the state of being certain Usage: his certainty reassured the others

Synonyms: authority Definition: an authoritative written work Usage: this book is the final authority on the life of Milton

Similar words: book Definition: a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together) Usage: I am reading a good book on economics

Synonyms: government agency, federal agency, office, bureau, authority, agency Definition: an administrative unit of government Usage: the Central Intelligence Agency; the Census Bureau; Office of Management and Budget; Tennessee Valley Authority

Similar words: administrative body, administrative unit Definition: a unit with administrative responsibilities

Synonyms: authority Definition: an expert whose views are taken as definitive Usage: he is an authority on corporate law

Similar words: expert Definition: a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

Synonyms: authority Definition: (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others Usage: the authorities have issued a curfew

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual Definition: a human being Usage: there was too much for one person to do