discretion collocations and examples

 UK /dɪˈskreʃ(ə)n/

Explore meanings in the Dictionary

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.

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.
Vocabulary quiz: trending words of 2020

Macmillan learn live love play