carry authority

carry authority

To wield or convey importance, power, or influence. Due to your status, your remarks carry authority with the public, so I encourage you to speak out on this issue—people might finally start taking it seriously. A: "Being a teacher means you carry authority with you into the classroom." B: "Yeah, right, these kids barely listen to a word I say."
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It adds: "Celebrity tweets carry authority and weight, and a celebrity endorsement can sell a product or drive a brand message home like no other word-of-mouth marketing."
She writes, "Sometimes the best way to be with the poor and vulnerable is to be a person walking as free as possible of the constraints of power, privilege and a title that is meant to carry authority."
"He doesn't just carry authority in what he says but in implementing the measures, he's taken exactly the right steps."
His orders carry authority, and the difference in the structure of the United rear guard on Monday compared with previous games was stark.
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So Meier's views of the standards movement carry authority. She's no backseat driver.
And sometimes the best way to be with the poor and vulnerable is to be a person walking as free as possible of the constraints of power, privilege and a title that is meant to carry authority. With those things tossed aside comes an inner authority that the people we are serving will recognize as lying within their own grasp.