1. autonomy

noun. ['ɔˈtɑːnəmi, əˈtɑːnəmi'] immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence.


  • self-rule
  • self-determination
  • liberty
  • independence
  • self-government


  • dependent
  • defeat


  • αὐτονομία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • αὐτόνομος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Autonomy

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  • astronomy
  • ideonomy
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How do you pronounce autonomy?

Pronounce autonomy as əˈtɑnəmi.

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Sentences with autonomy

1. Noun, singular or mass
Delivery driver positions are a similar way to have this same autonomy and don't require a college degree.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
This could include peer discussions or giving employee teams autonomy over specific products.

Quotes about autonomy

1. It's an amusing idea to some, this feminism thing - this audacious notion that women should be able to move through the world as freely, and enjoy the same inalienable rights and bodily autonomy, as men. At least, that's the impression given when feminism and feminists are all too often the targets of lazy humor.
- Roxane Gay

2. Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.
- Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

3. The general aim of third-party mind programming is: manipulation of beliefs and affiliations, an increase in dependency and subsequent diminishment of autonomy.
- Joseph Rain

2. autonomy

noun. ['ɔˈtɑːnəmi, əˈtɑːnəmi'] personal independence.


  • self-sufficiency
  • self-direction
  • self-reliance
  • independence


  • αὐτονομία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • αὐτόνομος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))