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  1. authority

    • IPA[ɔːˈθɒrəti]



    • n.
    • npl.
    • 名詞複數:authorities

    • 釋義
    • 同反義


    • 1. 權力 to have (the) authority to do sth. 有權做某事 to exercise one's authority 行使權力
    • 2. 威信 a person of authority 有威信的人 to speak with authority 用權威的口吻講話
    • 3. 授權 to give sb. authority to do sth., to give authority for sb. to do sth. 批准某人做某事
    • 4. 專家; 權威 an authority on sth. 某方面的權威
    • 5. 來源 what is your authority for these figures? 你的這些數字出自何處? I have it on good authority that ... 我有充分根據說…


    • 1. 當局 to report sth. to the authorities 向官方報告某事


    1. the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience

    2. the right to act in a specified way, delegated from one person or organization to another

    3. official permission; sanction

    4. a person or organization having political or administrative power and control

    5. the power to influence others, especially because of one's commanding manner or one's recognized knowledge about something

    6. a person with extensive or specialized knowledge about a subject; an expert

    7. a book or other source able to supply reliable information or evidence