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1. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] the power or right to give orders or make decisions.

Synonyms

  • say-so
  • muscle
  • control
  • potency
  • imperium
  • power of appointment
  • carte blanche
  • lordship
  • sovereignty
  • dominance
  • authorisation
  • command

Antonyms

  • introvert
  • withholder
  • male
  • adult

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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2. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • upbraider
  • abrogator
  • reproacher
  • individual
  • distributor
  • authorizer
  • approver
  • civil officer
  • mortal
  • allocator
  • pacha
  • person
  • rebuker
  • withdrawer
  • pasha
  • authoriser
  • reprover
  • authority figure
  • mandator
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • creditor
  • female
  • juvenile
  • fat person

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] an expert whose views are taken as definitive.

Synonyms

  • advisor
  • consultant
  • judge
  • expert
  • liturgist
  • connoisseur
  • master
  • evaluator
  • adviser
  • high priest
  • cognoscente

Antonyms

  • leader
  • member
  • good guy
  • smoker

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities.

Synonyms

  • assurance
  • uncertain
  • sure
  • self-assurance
  • unsure
  • certainty
  • incertain
  • self-confidence
  • sureness
  • confidence

Antonyms

  • uncertain
  • sure
  • unsure
  • uncertainty

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] official permission or approval.

Synonyms

  • authorization
  • authorisation
  • sanction

Antonyms

  • receptor
  • inactivity
  • inactiveness
  • inaction

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] an administrative unit of government.

Synonyms

  • Comptroller of the Currency
  • CCRC
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Federal Housing Administration
  • U. S. Coast Guard
  • Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • National Climatic Data Center
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • DISA
  • CTC
  • Financial Management Service
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • NIH
  • Government Printing Office
  • Government Accounting Office
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Marine Corps Intelligence Activity
  • GPO
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • independent agency
  • National Technical Information Service
  • bureau
  • AFISR
  • Advanced Research and Development Activity
  • Naval Special Warfare
  • organ
  • agency
  • United States Border Patrol
  • U. S. Army
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division
  • law enforcement agency
  • NGB
  • Federal Aviation Agency
  • Counterterrorist Center
  • USN
  • Air Force ISR
  • Naval Underwater Warfare Center
  • DTIC
  • National Guard Bureau
  • NTIS
  • DARPA
  • Technology Administration
  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing
  • US Army
  • administrative unit
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Nonproliferation Center
  • ARDA
  • NUWC
  • FAA
  • Army Intelligence
  • BMDO
  • Customs Service
  • Bureau of Diplomatic Security
  • office
  • NCDC
  • Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
  • United States Fish and Wildlife Service
  • ONI
  • US Border Patrol
  • NIST
  • Defense Technical Information Center
  • NSWC
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • AI
  • NSW
  • GAO
  • federal agency
  • Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Casualty Care Research Center
  • US Coast Guard
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • PHS
  • FDA
  • executive agency
  • INR
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • National Park Service
  • DRMS
  • United States Navy
  • Army
  • U. S. Air Force
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • LABLINK
  • United States Air Force
  • United States Government Printing Office
  • Patent Office
  • NAWCWPNS
  • Office of Naval Intelligence
  • USAF
  • BJA
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Patent and Trademark Office Database
  • United States Coast Guard
  • DS
  • Customs Bureau
  • Navy
  • OSHA
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Bureau of Intelligence and Research
  • United States Government Accounting Office
  • NGA
  • US Government Printing Office
  • United States Public Health Service
  • INS
  • Department of Defense Laboratory System
  • FHA
  • MCIA
  • NPC
  • DOEI
  • United States Army
  • FWS
  • USCB
  • Office of Intelligence Support
  • Department of Energy Intelligence
  • government agency
  • US Air Force
  • Bureau of Customs
  • CDC
  • Foreign Service
  • National Weather Service
  • Air Force
  • US Navy
  • Census Bureau
  • Transportation Security Administration
  • TSA
  • Bureau of the Census
  • BJS
  • administrative body
  • local authority
  • USA
  • OIS
  • IRS

Antonyms

  • debtor
  • nonreligious person
  • follower
  • bad guy

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. authority

noun. ['əˈθɔrəti'] an authoritative written work.

Synonyms

  • book

Antonyms

  • unemotional person
  • worker

Etymology

  • autorite (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • auctorité (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. civil

adjective. ['ˈsɪvəl'] applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military.

Antonyms

  • unrefined

Etymology

  • civilis (Latin)
  • -ilis (Latin)

9. civil

adjective. ['ˈsɪvəl'] not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others.

Synonyms

  • polite

Antonyms

  • uncivil
  • impoliteness

Etymology

  • civilis (Latin)
  • -ilis (Latin)

10. civil

adjective. ['ˈsɪvəl'] of or in a condition of social order.

Synonyms

  • civilised

Antonyms

  • discourtesy
  • impolite

Etymology

  • civilis (Latin)
  • -ilis (Latin)
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