how to pronounce authorities


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authorities is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of authorities in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… down by authorities in 2011 i Weiwei was …”

meanings of authorities


  1. Plural of authority.
  2. The bodies that have political or administrative power and control in a particular sphere.
  3. The bodies that enforce law and order or provide a public service.

authorities frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word authorities occurs in english on average 26.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics authorities can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that authorities can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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