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authority

US [ɔˈθɔrəti]
UK [ɔːˈθɒrəti]
  • n.权威;权力;当局;授权
  • Web职权;权限;威信
Plural Form:authorities  
Authority
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n.
权力power
1.
[u]
权力;威权;当权(地位)the power to give orders to people
in a position of authority
当权
She now has authority over the people who used to be her bosses.
她现在管辖着过去是她上司的那些人。
Nothing will be done because no one in authority(= who has a position of power) takes the matter seriously.
什么也办不了,因为掌权的谁也不认真对待这个问题。
2.
[u]
~ (to do sth)
权;职权the power or right to do sth
Only the manager has the authority to sign cheques.
只有经理才有权签支票。
准许permission
3.
[u]
批准;授权official permission to do sth
It was done without the principal's authority.
做这件事未经校长批准。
We acted under the authority of the UN.
我们是经联合国授权行动的。
组织机构organization
4.
[c][usupl]
当局;官方;当权者the people or an organization who have the power to make decisions or who have a particular area of responsibility in a country or region
The health authorities are investigating the problem.
卫生当局正在调查这个问题。
I have to report this to the authorities.
我得向官方报告此事。
知识knowledge
5.
[u]
权威;威信;影响力the power to influence people because they respect your knowledge or official position
He spoke with authority on the topic.
他就这个课题发表权威意见。
专家expert
6.
[c]
~ (on sth)
专家;学术权威;泰斗a person with special knowledge
She's an authority on criminal law.
她是刑法专家。

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