Synonyms for authority

Synonyms for (noun) authority

Synonyms: authorisation, authority, authorization, sanction

Definition: official permission or approval

Usage: authority for the program was renewed several times

Similar words: permission

Definition: approval to do something

Usage: he asked permission to leave


Synonyms: dominance, potency, say-so, authorisation, authority, authorization

Definition: the power or right to give orders or make decisions

Usage: he has the authority to issue warrants; deputies are given authorization to make arrests; a place of potency in the state

Similar words: control

Definition: power to direct or determine

Usage: under control


Synonyms: sureness, assurance, authority, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence

Definition: freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

Usage: his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular; after that failure he lost his confidence; she spoke with authority

Similar words: certainty

Definition: the state of being certain

Usage: his certainty reassured the others


Synonyms: authority

Definition: an authoritative written work

Usage: this book is the final authority on the life of Milton

Similar words: book

Definition: a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)

Usage: I am reading a good book on economics


Synonyms: government agency, federal agency, office, bureau, authority, agency

Definition: an administrative unit of government

Usage: the Central Intelligence Agency; the Census Bureau; Office of Management and Budget; Tennessee Valley Authority

Similar words: administrative body, administrative unit

Definition: a unit with administrative responsibilities


Synonyms: authority

Definition: an expert whose views are taken as definitive

Usage: he is an authority on corporate law

Similar words: expert

Definition: a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully


Synonyms: authority

Definition: (usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others

Usage: the authorities have issued a curfew

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual

Definition: a human being

Usage: there was too much for one person to do