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  • nounpower, control
  • nounexpert, animate or inanimate

synonyms for authority

  • 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 authority

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  • breach
  • break
  • disadvantage
  • inferiority
  • lack
  • lethargy
  • powerlessness
  • prohibition
  • subordination
  • weakness
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Authority is a power or right, usually because of rank or office, to issue commands and to punish for violations: to have authority over subordinates. Control is either power or influence applied to the complete and successful direction or manipulation of persons or things: to be in control of a project. Influence is a personal and unofficial power derived from deference of others to one’s character, ability, or station; it may be exerted unconsciously or may operate through persuasion: to have influence over one’s friends.

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How to use authority in a sentence

By doing so, Facebook has effectively taken away medical experts’ and doctors’ authority on health-related matters and handed it over to the general public.
FACEBOOK TRIES TO CLEAN UP GROUPS WITH NEW POLICIESSARAH PEREZSEPTEMBER 17, 2020TECHCRUNCH
State and federal agencies have somewhat overlapping authority to regulate coal industry pollution.
THIS BILLIONAIRE GOVERNOR’S COAL COMPANY MIGHT GET A BIG BREAK FROM HIS OWN REGULATORSBY KEN WARD JR.SEPTEMBER 17, 2020PROPUBLICA
Now, when we get on the ground, we’re still under the command and control of the governor and the adjutant general, the top military officer of the Illinois National Guard, but we’re generally placed under a civilian authority at the emergency.
MOBILIZING THE NATIONAL GUARD DOESN’T MEAN YOUR STATE IS UNDER MARTIAL LAW. USUALLY.BY LOGAN JAFFESEPTEMBER 17, 2020PROPUBLICA
Like Wiley, Gostin said lawsuits over a governor’s legal authority and separation of powers are more likely to succeed than those about individual liberties.
COURTS MAY RECONSIDER TEMPORARY CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS AS PANDEMIC DRAGS ONANNE GEARAN, KARIN BRULLIARDSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
However, in practice, we often see that the so-called YMYL websites already can’t rank without having some expertise and authority established.
GOOGLE RANKING FACTORS TO CHANGE SEARCH IN 2021: CORE WEB VITALS, E-A-T, OR AMP?ALEH BARYSEVICHSEPTEMBER 16, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
AstraZeneca is working with regulatory authorities in the US and other countries to start their trials back up again as well.
ASTRAZENECA RESUMED ITS COVID-19 VACCINE TRIALS AFTER UNCOVERING A MYSTERIOUS REACTIONCLAIRE MALDARELLISEPTEMBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Within a week of the executive order, the USDA was working with companies and local health authorities to reopen shuttered plants.
EMAILS SHOW THE MEATPACKING INDUSTRY DRAFTED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO KEEP PLANTS OPENBY MICHAEL GRABELL AND BERNICE YEUNGSEPTEMBER 14, 2020PROPUBLICA
The region’s authorities were thanked in the movie’s credits.
DISNEY’S ‘MULAN’ IS SET FOR A DISAPPOINTING DEBUT IN THE MARKET IT’S COURTED MOSTCLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FORTUNE
Pierre Calpini, head of the regional health authority, later defended his decision to go through with the event.
HOW A SWISS SKI RESORT WAS RAVAGED BY TYPHOID AND SURVIVEDDANIEL MALLOYSEPTEMBER 9, 2020OZY
Yet the season will be spread over an even longer period this year in part because health authorities want to avoid a rush to stores, which increases the risk of coronavirus transmission.
RETAIL JINGLE BELLS TO RING LONGER THAN EVER BEFORECHARU KASTURISEPTEMBER 9, 2020OZY
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