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  • 1 give authority — index allow (authorize), authorize, empower, enable, grant (concede), invest (vest) …

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  • 2 give authority to — index charge (empower), delegate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 give permission — give authority, allow; allow, grant permission, consent …

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  • 4 authority — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. expert, pundit, know it all (inf.), maven (inf.). See skill, knowledge, authority. II Right to govern Nouns 1. (supremacy) authority, power, right, jurisdiction, title, prerogative; …

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  • 5 authority — au·thor·i·ty n pl ties 1: an official decision of a court used esp. as a precedent 2 a: a power to act esp. over others that derives from status, position, or office the authority of the president; also: jurisdiction b: the power to act …

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  • 6 Give — (g[i^]v), v. t. [imp. {Gave} (g[=a]v); p. p. {Given} (g[i^]v n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Giving}.] [OE. given, yiven, yeven, AS. gifan, giefan; akin to D. geven, OS. ge[eth]an, OHG. geban, G. geben, Icel. gefa, Sw. gifva, Dan. give, Goth. giban. Cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 give — vt gave, giv·en, giv·ing 1 a: to make a gift of I give the remainder of my estate to my wife compare convey, sell b: to grant or bestow by formal action the law give s …

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  • 8 authority — [ə thôr′ə tē, əthär′ə tē] n. pl. authorities [ME autorite < OFr autorité, auctorité < L auctoritas < auctor, AUTHOR] 1. a) the power or right to give commands, enforce obedience, take action, or make final decisions; jurisdiction b) the… …

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  • 9 give up — ► give up 1) cease making an effort; resign oneself to failure. 2) stop the habitual doing or consuming of (something). 3) deliver (a wanted person) to authority. Main Entry: ↑give …

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  • 10 give something in (to somebody) — ˌgive sth ˈin (to sb) derived (BrE) (also ˌhand sthˈin (to sb) BrE, NAmE) to hand over sth to sb in authority …

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  • 11 authority — ► NOUN (pl. authorities) 1) the power or right to give orders and enforce obedience. 2) a person or organization having official power. 3) recognized knowledge or expertise. 4) an authoritative person or book. ORIGIN Old French autorite, from… …

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  • 12 give something the thumbs up — give (something) the thumbs up to show that you like or approve of something or that you are happy for something to happen. We all gave Mary s cake the thumbs up. A new injectable treatment has been given the thumbs up by the authority …

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  • 13 give the thumbs up — give (something) the thumbs up to show that you like or approve of something or that you are happy for something to happen. We all gave Mary s cake the thumbs up. A new injectable treatment has been given the thumbs up by the authority …

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  • 14 give|back — «GIHV BAK», noun. U.S. the cancellation of an employee benefit granted in a previous labor union contract, often in return for an increase in wages or other concession by management: »New York City and its Transit Authority are both demanding… …

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  • 15 authority — noun 1 (often authorities) people with responsibility for making decisions ADJECTIVE ▪ central, district, federal, local, municipal, regional ▪ government, pu …

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  • 16 Authority — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Authority >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 authority authority Sgm: N 1 influence influence patronage power preponderance credit prestige prerogative jurisdiction Sgm: N 1 right right …

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  • 17 give — give1 W1S1 [gıv] v past tense gave [geıv] past participle given [ˈgıvən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(present or money)¦ 2¦(put something in somebody s hand)¦ 3¦(let somebody do something)¦ 4¦(tell somebody something)¦ 5¦(make a movement/do an action)¦… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 authority — A government or public agency created to perform a single function or a restricted group of related activities. Usually, such units are financed from service charges, fees, and tolls, but in some instances they also have taxing powers. An… …

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  • 19 give — 1 verb past tense gavepast participle given PROVIDE/SUPPLY 1 (T) to provide or supply someone with something: give sb sth: Researchers were given a 10,000 grant to continue their work. | Can you give me a ride to the office on Tuesday? | He went… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 give — I. verb (gave; given; giving) Etymology: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Swedish giva to give; akin to Old English giefan, gifan to give, and perhaps to Latin habēre to have, hold Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to make… …

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