discretion collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈskreʃ(ə)n/

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the right or ability to make a decision


Adjectives frequently used with discretion
when one person or group has complete discretion: absolute, complete, entire, sole, unfetteredThe implementation of controls is at the absolute discretion of Immigration Officers.over a range of areas: broad, wideThe court retains a wide discretion when it comes to deciding who should get what.types of discretion: judicial, localThis is ultimately a matter for local discretion.
Verbs frequently used with discretion
use discretion: exercise, useIn all other respects he was allowed to exercise his discretion as he saw fit.have discretion: haveOfficers have the discretion to decide what is reasonable in the circumstances.give someone discretion or let them use it: give someone, leave something toThe government has proposed to give local authorities discretion to negotiate these contracts.Payment terms shall be left to the discretion of the Board.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with discretion
confidentiality, flexibility, judgmentThe government wants to give greater discretion and flexibility to the regions.
2

careful and sensitive behaviour


Adjectives frequently used with discretion
great, utmostYour personal information will be treated with the utmost discretion.
Verbs frequently used with discretion
need discretion: call for, need, requireThese are important occasions that require discretion and privacy.
 
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