authority (n):
official permission or approval
authority for the program was renewed several times
Related Words: authorisationauthorizationsanction
authority (n):
the power or right to give orders or make decisions
he has the authority to issue warrants.
deputies are given authorization to make arrests.
a place of potency in the state

Related Words: dominancepotency
authority (n):
freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular.
after that failure he lost his confidence.
she spoke with authority

Related Words: confidenceself-confidencesureness
authority (n):
an authoritative written work
this book is the final authority on the life of Milton
authority (n):
an administrative unit of government
the Central Intelligence Agency.
the Census Bureau.
Office of Management and Budget.
Tennessee Valley Authority

Related Word: office
authority (n):
an expert whose views are taken as definitive
he is an authority on corporate law
authority (n):
(usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
the authorities have issued a curfew
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You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink

Zorla güzellik olmaz.
You can present someone with an opportunity, but you cannot force him or her to take advantage of it.

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