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Synonyms for autonomy
ɔˈtɒn ə miau·ton·o·my

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  1. autonomynoun

    Self-government; freedom to act or function independently.

    nationhood, nationality, independence, sovereignty

    dependency, nonautonomy

  2. autonomynoun


Princeton's WordNet

  1. autonomy, libertynoun

    immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence

    indecorum, liberty, self-direction, familiarity, shore leave, impropriety, self-sufficiency, self-reliance

  2. autonomy, self-direction, self-reliance, self-sufficiencynoun

    personal independence

    self-reliance, self-direction, self-sufficiency, liberty

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  1. autonomy

    Personal freedom

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  1. Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo:

    The government believes that federal prosecutors must act with autonomy.

  2. Ben Carnahan:

    I'm making about double what I did in the kitchen, it's just a better, nicer job. I get to set my own hours. I have complete and total autonomy and freedom. I'm not getting cuts and burns and working in a 110 degree kitchen and getting occasionally screamed at by a chef.

  3. Abengoa Yield:

    We want to reinforce our autonomy from Abengoa to become a completely independent company.

  4. Olaf Scholz:

    It's a good sign that important companies have withdrawn from this project, i see the project as a threat to the autonomy of states and to democratic governance in our society. We must ensure that the issuance of a currency remains a matter for states and not large private companies.

  5. Laura Hawks:

    Experiencing rape at first sexual encounter is an extreme loss of autonomy over ones sexuality.

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