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Power, authority, influence and leadership - thesaurus

Synonyms

leadership

noun

the position of being the leader or being in charge of an organization, country etc

power

noun

the ability to influence or control what people do or think

authority

noun

the power to make decisions or tell people what to do

control

noun

the power to make decisions about something and decide what should happen

domination

noun

control or power over other people or things

might

noun

great power or strength, especially a country’s military or economic power

greatness

noun

a position of power, success, or respect

monopoly

noun

complete control over something by one organization or person

force

noun

the influence or powerful effect that someone has

mastery

noun

power or control over someone or something

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a firm hand

if someone needs a firm hand, they need to be controlled in a strict way

apron strings

noun

influence or control that someone has over you because you are afraid of making your own decisions or of not doing what they say

ascendancy

noun

the advantage, power, or influence that one person or group has over another

assumption

noun

a process in which you begin to use your power or status, or begin to be responsible for something

a transfer of power/authority

a process in which you officially arrange for someone else to be in charge of something

authority

noun

the power to influence other people because they respect your opinions or knowledge

authority

noun

the power to make other people obey you because of a quality in the way you speak or behave

clout

noun

informal the authority to make decisions, or the power to influence events

clutches

noun

power or control that someone has over you that you want to escape from

command

noun

control of a group of people, especially in the armed forces

command

noun

control of something such as a situation or your feelings

control

noun

the power to make something such as a vehicle, machine, or animal do what you want

dictation

noun

the act of telling someone what to do and how to behave

direction

noun

leadership or management

discipline

noun

the practice of making people obey rules of behaviour and punishing them if they do not

dominance

noun

a situation in which one person or thing has more influence or power than any other

dominion

noun

formal control, or the right to rule over something

enforcement

noun

the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule

the final say

responsibility for making a decision, although other people can give their opinion first

force majeure

noun

greater strength or power

the forefront

noun

a leading or important position

governorship

noun

a governor’s job, or the period of time when someone is a governor

grasp

noun

power that someone has over someone or something

grip

noun

power and control over someone or something

heft

noun

power or strength

hold

noun

the power or control that someone has over a situation or area

hold

noun

power that you have over someone, especially because of something that you know about them

in the name of

using the authority given by someone or something

the last word

noun

the right to make a decision that everyone must obey

leadership

noun

the qualities and skills of a good leader

leverage

noun

the power to make someone do what you want

lordship

noun

old-fashioned the authority or position of a lord

mandate

noun

the authority of an elected government or official to do the things that they promised to do before an election

mantle

noun

the authority or responsibility connected with someone’s position, duties, or beliefs

muscle

noun

the power that a person or organization uses to influence or control a situation

oligopoly

noun

the control of a product or service by only a few companies, influencing the price of that product or service

paternalism

noun

a system in which someone in authority advises and helps people but also controls them by not letting them make their own decisions and choices

patriarchy

noun

a society, system, or organization in which men have all or most of the power and influence

pocket veto

noun

a method that the US President can use to stop a bill from becoming law, in which they keep the bill without signing it until it is too late to sign it

power

noun

political control of a country or government

power

noun

official or legal authority to do something

powerhouse

noun

informal something such as a country or organization that has a lot of power or influence

power trip

noun

informal a time or situation in which you use your power or influence to control a situation just because you want to feel powerful

predominance

noun

a situation in which someone or something is more important or powerful than anyone or anything else

primacy

noun

formal the fact of being more powerful or important than anything else

pull

noun

mainly American the power that someone has to get what they want, usually because they have influence over other people

reach

noun

the amount of authority or influence that someone or something has

regimentation

noun

strict organization and control

reign

noun

a period of time during which a particular person, group, or thing is very important or a powerful influence

reins

noun

control of a company, government, or organization

rise

noun

an increase in the power or influence of someone or something

say

noun

the right to give your opinion and be involved in a discussion about something

soft power

noun

the influence that a country has as a result of its culture, institutions, business, etc. rather than its military power

spell

noun

a powerful influence on someone, usually an influence that makes them admire or obey another person

strength

noun

power in a military, political, or economic situation

strength

noun

the amount of influence that a person or group has

superpower

noun

a group or organization that has a lot of power in a particular area or activity

supervision

noun

the process of supervising someone or something

supremacy

noun

a situation in which one person, group, or thing has more power or influence than any other

teeth

noun

the necessary power and authority to be effective or to make people obey you

tyranny

noun

the power that something has to control people’s lives and the way that they behave

veto

noun

the right to refuse to approve or allow something, especially the right given by a constitution to prevent a law from being passed

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