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autonomy

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of autonomy

  1. 1 the act or power of making one's own choices or decisions the director agreed to make the film only on the condition that she be given complete autonomy for the casting Synonyms of autonomy accord, free will, choice, self-determination, volition, willWords Related to autonomy election, preference, selection; bent, devices, disposition, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; alternative, discretion, option, pick, wayNear Antonyms of autonomy coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, force, pressure

  2. 2 the state of being free from the control or power of another finding the mother country's treatment of them oppressive and intolerable, the 13 British colonies made the momentous decision to seek autonomy Synonyms of autonomy freedom, independence, independency, liberty, self-determination, self-governance, self-government, sovereignty (also sovranty)Words Related to autonomy emancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission, releaseNear Antonyms of autonomy captivity, enchainment, enslavement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, subjugationAntonyms of autonomy dependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom



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