Authority: definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples and more!

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Meanings Frequency Definitions Examples Parts of Speech Hypernym Usage Attributes
office 24 An administrative unit of government the Central Intelligence Agency, the Census Burea, Office of Management and Budget, Tennessee Valley Authority Noun administrative unit No Data No Data
agency 20 An administrative unit of government the Central Intelligence Agency, the Census Burea, Office of Management and Budget, Tennessee Valley Authority Noun administrative unit No Data No Data
authority 18 The power or right to give orders or make decisions he has the authority to issue warrants, deputies are given authorization to make arrests, a place of potency in the state Noun control No Data No Data
confidence 13 Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular, after that failure he lost his confidence, she spoke with authority Noun certainty No Data certain, uncertain
assurance 11 Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular, after that failure he lost his confidence, she spoke with authority Noun certainty No Data certain, uncertain
authority 5 (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others the authorities have issued a curfew Noun person Plural No Data
bureau 3 An administrative unit of government the Central Intelligence Agency, the Census Burea, Office of Management and Budget, Tennessee Valley Authority Noun administrative unit No Data No Data
self-confidence 3 Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular, after that failure he lost his confidence, she spoke with authority Noun certainty No Data certain, uncertain
authority 3 An expert whose views are taken as definitive he is an authority on corporate law Noun expert No Data No Data
authority 2 Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular, after that failure he lost his confidence, she spoke with authority Noun certainty No Data certain, uncertain
potency 2 The power or right to give orders or make decisions he has the authority to issue warrants, deputies are given authorization to make arrests, a place of potency in the state Noun control No Data No Data
authority 1 An administrative unit of government the Central Intelligence Agency, the Census Burea, Office of Management and Budget, Tennessee Valley Authority Noun administrative unit No Data No Data
authority 1 Official permission or approval authority for the program was renewed several times Noun permission No Data No Data
self-assurance 0 Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular, after that failure he lost his confidence, she spoke with authority Noun certainty No Data certain, uncertain
say-so 0 The power or right to give orders or make decisions he has the authority to issue warrants, deputies are given authorization to make arrests, a place of potency in the state Noun control No Data No Data
authorization 0 The power or right to give orders or make decisions he has the authority to issue warrants, deputies are given authorization to make arrests, a place of potency in the state Noun control No Data No Data
sureness 0 Freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular, after that failure he lost his confidence, she spoke with authority Noun certainty No Data certain, uncertain
dominance 0 The power or right to give orders or make decisions he has the authority to issue warrants, deputies are given authorization to make arrests, a place of potency in the state Noun control No Data No Data
federal agency 0 An administrative unit of government the Central Intelligence Agency, the Census Burea, Office of Management and Budget, Tennessee Valley Authority Noun administrative unit No Data No Data
government agency 0 An administrative unit of government the Central Intelligence Agency, the Census Burea, Office of Management and Budget, Tennessee Valley Authority Noun administrative unit No Data No Data
authorisation 0 The power or right to give orders or make decisions he has the authority to issue warrants, deputies are given authorization to make arrests, a place of potency in the state Noun control No Data No Data
authorization 0 Official permission or approval authority for the program was renewed several times Noun permission No Data No Data
authorisation 0 Official permission or approval authority for the program was renewed several times Noun permission No Data No Data
sanction 0 Official permission or approval authority for the program was renewed several times Noun permission No Data No Data
authority 0 An authoritative written work this book is the final authority on the life of Milton Noun book No Data No Data
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How many meanings does the word "Authority" have?

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The word "Authority" has 25 meanings. The most frequent meaning is office.

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What are the hyponyms for the word "Authority"?

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The word "Authority" has 489 hyponyms which are: agency, child welfare agency, committee, council, division, inland revenue, intelligence, international law enforcement agency, ordnance survey, placement office, redevelopment authority, regulatory agency, russian agency, secretariat, united nations agency, weather burea, authority, corporatism, hold, iron fist, rein, assurance, certitude, reliance, abator, abjurer, abomination, abstainer, achiever, acquaintance, acquirer, active, actor, adjudicator, admirer, adoptee, adult, adventurer, adversary, advisee, advocate, affiant, african, agnostic, amateur, amerindian, ancient, anomaly, anti-american, anti, applicant, appointee, appreciator, apprehender, aquarius, archaist, aries, arrogator, assessee, asthmatic, autodidact, baby boomer, baby buster, bad guy, bad person, baldhead, balker, bather, beard, bedfellow, bereaved, best, birth, biter, black, blogger, blond, bluecoat, bodybuilder, bomber, brunet, bullfighter, buster, cancer, candidate, capitalist, capricorn, captor, case, cashier, celebrant, censor, chameleon, changer, charmer, child, chutzpanik, closer, clumsy person, collector, color-blind person, combatant, commoner, communicator, complexifier, compulsive, computer user, contemplative, contestant, convert, copycat, counter, counterterrorist, coward, crawler, creator, creature, creditor, cripple, dancer, dead person, deaf person, debaser, debtor, defecator, delayer, deliverer, demander, dieter, differentiator, disentangler, disputant, dissenter, divider, domestic partner, double, dresser, dribbler, drug user, dyslectic, ectomorph, effecter, elizabethan, emotional person, endomorph, engineer, enjoyer, enrollee, entertainer, ethnic, experimenter, expert, explorer, extrovert, face, faddist, faller, fastener, female, fiduciary, first-rater, follower, free agent, friend, fugitive, gainer, gambler, gatekeeper, gatherer, gemini, gentile, good guy, good person, granter, greeter, grinner, groaner, grunter, guesser, handicapped person, hater, heterosexual, homosexual, homunculus, hope, hoper, huddler, hugger, immune, individualist, inhabitant, innocent, insured, intellectual, interpreter, introvert, jat, jew, jewel, jumper, junior, juvenile, killer, kink, kneeler, knocker, knower, large person, latin, laugher, leader, learner, left-hander, leo, libra, life, lightning rod, linguist, literate, liver, longer, loose cannon, loved one, lover, machine, mailer, malcontent, male, man, man jack, manipulator, married, masturbator, measurer, mesomorph, mestizo, middlebrow, miracle man, misogamist, mixed-blood, modern, money handler, monolingual, mother hen, mouse, mutilator, namer, namesake, national, native, neglecter, neighbor, neutral, nondescript, nonmember, nonparticipant, nonpartisan, nonperson, nonreligious person, nonresident, nonsmoker, nonworker, nude, nurser, occultist, optimist, orphan, ostrich, ouster, outcaste, outdoorsman, owner, pamperer, pansexual, pardoner, partner, party, passer, peer, perceiver, percher, person of color, personage, personification, perspirer, philosopher, picker, pisces, pisser, planner, player, posturer, powderer, precursor, preserver, primitive, propositus, public relations person, pursuer, pussycat, quarter, quitter, radical, realist, rectifier, redhead, registrant, relative, reliever, religious person, repeater, rescuer, rester, restrainer, revenant, rich person, right-hander, riser, romper, roundhead, ruler, rusher, sagittarius, scientist, scorpio, scratcher, second-rater, seeder, seeker, segregate, self, sensualist, sentimentalist, sex object, sex symbol, shaker, showman, signer, simpleton, six-footer, skidder, slav, slave, sleepyhead, sloucher, small person, smasher, smiler, sneezer, sniffer, sniffler, snuffer, snuffler, socializer, sort, sounding board, sphinx, spitter, sport, sprawler, spurner, squinter, stifler, stigmatic, stooper, stranger, struggler, subject, supernumerary, surrenderer, survivalist, survivor, suspect, tagger, tapper, taurus, tempter, termer, terror, testator, thin person, third-rater, thrower, tiger, totemist, toucher, transfer, transsexual, transvestite, traveler, trier, turner, tyrant, undoer, unfortunate, unskilled person, unwelcome person, user, vanisher, victim, victorian, virgo, visionary, visually impaired person, waiter, waker, walk-in, wanter, ward, warrior, watcher, weakling, weasel, white, wiggler, winker, withholder, witness, worker, worldling, yawner, ace, agronomist, all-rounder, analyst, anatomist, antiquary, arbiter, archer, black belt, cabalist, calculator, climatologist, computer expert, cosmetologist, efficiency expert, exegete, genealogist, geographer, horticulturist, investigator, jurist, lapidary, logician, mnemonist, mythologist, nerd, observer, out-and-outer, parliamentarian, past master, prosthetist, pteridologist, scout, shark, shot, specialist, talent, technician, technocrat, therapist, veteran, all clear, consent, dismissal, green light, leave, pass, appointment book, bestiary, booklet, catalog, catechism, copybook, curiosa, formulary, phrase book, playbook, pop-up book, prayer book, reference book, review copy, songbook, storybook, textbook, tome, trade book, workbook, yearbook.

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Is the word "Authority" very frequent in Wordnet’s lexical database?

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The word "Authority" has a maximum frequency of 24.

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What are the synonyms for the word "Authority"?

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The word "Authority" has no synonyms.

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