NounAuthority (countable and uncountable; plural authorities)
- (uncountable) The power to enforce rules or give orders.
- (used in singular or plural form) Persons in command; specifically, government.
- (countable) A person accepted as a source of reliable information on a subject.
Adjectives for Authority
leading; unimpeachable; acknowledged; accredited; recognized; renowned; eminent; unquestioned; well-known; undisputed; distinguished; reliable; responsible; dependable; prominent; infallible; high; foremost; supreme; unchallenged; competent; peerless; imposing; abundant; famous; respectable; quiet; learned; interesting; superior; deft; academic; civil; shocked; local; apostolic; outstanding; parental; legal; mild; arrogated; deputed; magisterial; uncompromising; constituted; imperial; sacred; express; crushing; appointed; condescending; revered; truculent; unique; adequate; humiliating; studious; practical; outraged; shadowy; specific; direct; limited; established; dogmatic; smooth; legitimate; apocryphal; mystic; coordinate; unbounded; sundry; conventional; solemn; centralized; concurrent; sufficient; executive; actual; delicate; minor; harassing; censorial; musical; administrative; standard; venerable; serious; delegated; ecclesiastical; parliamentary; despotic; base; brief; oracular; paramount; spiritual; dissolving; firm; provincial; disciplinary; excellent; conferred; all-persuasive; scientific; territorial; governmental; antenatal; coercive; private; discretionary; ministerial; coequal; worn-out; military; provisional; ascertained; mellow; habitual; inspired; sovereign; central; weighty; grammatical; consular; divine; unassailable; sanctified.
Verbs for Authority
abuse—; accept—; act with—; appeal to—; appoint to—; arm with—; aspire to—; assert—; attain—; boast—; carry—; challenge—; claim—; clothe with—; command —; confer—upon; confirm—; consult—; declare—; decree—; defy—; delegate—; derive—; desire—; discredit—; enforce—; entrust—; establish—; esteem—; execute—;exercise—; extend—; fetter—; flout—; grant—; heighten—; ignore—; inspire—; invest with—; lend—; limit—; mark with—; obey —; possess—; preserve—; pronounce—; question—; quote—; rebel against—; regard with—; register—; reject—; relinquish —; rely upon—; respect—; restrain—; revere—; revolt against—; ridicule—; speak with—; squelch—; submit to—; support—; uphold—; usurp—; weaken—; weigh—; wield—; wink at—; wrest—; yield to—; — arrest; — intervene; — jockey; — melts away; — speculate.
Synonyms for Authority
acme; adept; administration; adviser; affidavit; aficionado; agency; agentship; amateur; amperage; announcer; annunciator; appurtenance; arbiter; arbiter elegantiarum; arbiter of taste; armipotence; artisan; artist; artiste; ascendancy; assignment; attache; attestation; authoritativeness; authorities; authority; authorization; be-all and end-all; beef; bill of health; birthright; black power; blue ribbon; bon vivant; brevet; brute force; buff; care; certificate; certificate of proficiency; certification; championship; channel; charge; charisma; charm; claim; claws; clearance; clout; clutches; cogence; cogency; cognoscente; collector; command; commission; commissioning; commitment; communicant; communicator; compulsion; conduct; conjugal right; connaisseur; connoisseur; consequence; consignment; consultant; control; cordon bleu; countenance; crack shot; craftsman; credential; credit; critic; cure; dead shot; delegated authority; delegation; demand; deposition; deputation; devolution; devolvement; dilettante; dint; diploma; diplomat; diplomatist; direction; directorship; disposition; divine right; doctor; dominance; domination; dominion; drive; droit; due; duress; effect; effectiveness; effectuality; elder; elder statesman; embassy; eminence; empery; empire; empowerment; enabling; enchantment; energy; enfranchisement; enlightener; entitlement; entrusting; entrustment; epicure; epicurean; errand; establishment; esteem; evidence; example; executorship; exemplar; exequatur; experienced hand; experimental scientist; expert; expert consultant; expert witness; factorship; faculty; fan; favor; fiat; first place; first prize; flower power; force; force majeure; forcefulness; freak; full blast; full force; full power; good feeling; good judge; gossipmonger; gourmand; gourmet; governance; government; graduate; grapevine; great soul; greatness; grip; guidance; guru; hand; handling; hands; handy man; headship; hegemony; height; highest; hold; husbandry; ideal; illuminate; imperium; importance; inalienable right; incidental power; influence; influentiality; influentialness; informant; information center; information medium; informer; insinuation; intellect; intellectual; interest; interviewee; iron hand; journeyman; judge; jurisdiction; justness; kingship; lead; leadership; leading; legation; leverage; license; lieutenancy; lordship; lover of wisdom; magisterialness; magnetism; mahatma; main force; main strength; man of intellect; man of science; man of wisdom; mana; management; managery; managing; mandarin; mandate; manipulation; marksman; master; mastermind; mastership; mastery; maven; maximum; mentor; might; might and main; mightiness; mission; model; moment; monitor; most; mouthpiece; moxie; muscle power; navicert; ne plus ultra; new high; newsmonger; no slouch; notarized statement; note; notifier; nut; office; officialdom; officials; oracle; ordering; palms; paramountcy; past master; pattern; personality; persuasion; philosopher; pilotage; pizzazz; plenipotentiary power; police; politician; poop; potence; potency; potentiality; power; power of attorney; power pack; power structure; power struggle; power to act; powerfulness; powers that be; practical scientist; precedence; predominance; preponderance; prepotency; prerogative; prescription; presidency; press; pressure; prestige; presumptive right; pretense; pretension; primacy; priority; pro; procuration; productiveness; productivity; professional; professor; proficient; prominence; proper claim; property right; proxy; public relations officer; publisher; puissance; pull; punch; pundit; purchase; purview; push; rabbi; radio; raj; rank; ratification; record; refined palate; regency; regentship; regnancy; regulation; reign; reporter; repute; responsibility; right; rishi; rule; running; sage; sanction; sapient; savant; say; say-so; scholar; scientist; seer; seniority; shark; sharp; sheepskin; sinew; solidity; soundness; source; sovereignty; specialist; spokesman; standard; starets; statesman; stature; steam; steerage; steering; strength; strings; strong arm; suasion; substantiality; subtle influence; suggestion; superiority; superpower; supremacy; sway; sworn statement; talons; task; technical adviser; technical expert; technician; technologist; television; teller; testamur; testimonial; testimony; the conn; the helm; the wheel; thinker; ticket; tipster; title; top spot; tout; trust; trusteeship; upper hand; validity; vehemence; vested interest; vested right; vicarious authority; vigor; vim; virility; virtue; virtuoso; virulence; visa; vise; vitality; voucher; warrant; warranty; wattage; weight; weightiness; whip hand; wise man; wise old man; witness; wizard; word; zenith