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See definition of authorities on Dictionary.com
  • nounpower, control
  • nounexpert, animate or inanimate

synonyms for authorities

  • force
  • government
  • jurisdiction
  • rule
  • ascendancy
  • authorization
  • beef
  • charge
  • clout
  • command
  • credit
  • domination
  • dominion
  • edge
  • esteem
  • goods
  • guts
  • influence
  • juice
  • jump
  • license
  • mastery
  • might
  • permission
  • permit
  • pizzazz
  • pow
  • powerhouse
  • prerogative
  • prestige
  • punch
  • right
  • say
  • say-so
  • steam
  • strength
  • stuff
  • supremacy
  • sway
  • warrant
  • weight
  • word
  • zap
  • leg up
  • might and main
  • strong arm
  • upper hand
  • what it takes
  • whip hand
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antonyms for authorities

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  • breach
  • break
  • disadvantage
  • inferiority
  • lack
  • lethargy
  • powerlessness
  • prohibition
  • subordination
  • weakness
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How to use authorities in a sentence

This mania for correction shows itself too in relation to the authorities themselves.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The seed of discontent was again germinating under the duplicity of the Spanish lay and clerical authorities.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The exertions of the city authorities, who had notice of the meditated riot, were unable to prevent or quell it.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
After his death crowds flocked to his grave to touch his holy monument, till the authorities caused the church yard to be shut.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
The remaining figures, being taken from census returns and other reliable authorities, are more satisfactory.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
Two years later this promising recruit, having fallen foul of the military authorities, had to leave the service under a cloud.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
He was so zealous a partisan of democracy, and of Cromwell, that the authorities frequently placed him in a straight jacket.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
These are few and verbal, but momentous, and were not made without consultation of many critical authorities and versions.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
At any rate his stirring advice and the dispatches he brought roused the military authorities at Meerut into activity.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Babylas will give you a letter to the authorities, charging them to find you suitable quarters.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
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WORDS RELATED TO AUTHORITIES

  • advisors
  • advisory board
  • authorities
  • cabinet
  • council
  • experts
  • high-level advisers
  • inner circle
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