authority
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (power)
a. la autoridad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That girl has always had a rebellious attitude towards authority.Esa niña siempre tuvo una actitud rebelde frente a la autoridad.
2. (permission)
a. la autorización
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Only the editor has the authority to make that decision.Solo el editor tiene autorización para tomar esa decisión.
3. (self-assurance)
a. la autoridad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
"I can assure you that won't happen," she said, with an air of authority."Te aseguro que eso no va pasar", dijo con aire de autoridad.
4. (person in command)
a. la autoridad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We are carrying out an investigation into the incident and the authorities have been informed.Estamos investigando el incidente y se ha informado a las autoridades.
5. (expert)
a. la autoridad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I believe you're an authority on wine.Creo que eres una autoridad en vinos.
6. (source)
a. la autoridad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
On what authority do you base your observations?¿En qué autoridad te basas para hacer esas observaciones?
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authority
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (power)
a. la autoridad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
the authoritieslas autoridades
I'd like to speak to someone in authorityquisiera hablar con el responsable
to have an air of authoritymostrar seguridad or aplomo
2. (authorization)
a. la autorización
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to give somebody authority to do somethingautorizar a alguien a hacer algo
he did it on his own authoritylo hizo bajo su responsabilidad
3. (expert)
a. la autoridad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to be an authority on somethingser una autoridad en algo
to have it on good authoritysaberlo de buena tinta
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authority [ɔːˈθɒrɪtɪ]
noun
1 (power) autoridad (f)
those in authority los que tienen la autoridad; who is in authority here? ¿quién manda aquí?; to be in authority over tener autoridad sobre
2 (authorization)
to give sb the authority to do sth autorizar a algn a hacer algo; autorizar a algn para que haga algo; to have authority to do sth tener autoridad or estar autorizado para hacer algo; on one's own authority por su propia autoridad; to do sth without authority hacer algo sin tener autorización
3 (official body) autoridad (f)
the authorities las autoridades; the customs authorities las autoridades aduaneras; to apply to the proper authorities dirigirse a la autoridad competente
4 (expert) autoridad (f)
he's an authority (on) es una autoridad (en)
5 (expert opinion) autoridad (f)
on the authority of Plato con la autoridad de Platón; I have it on good authority that ... sé de buena fuente que ...
6 (authoritativeness) autoridad (f)
His voice carried real authority She showed complete authority in winning the first set
to speak with authority hablar con autoridad or con conocimiento de causa
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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