Focus on the pronunciation of discretionary
English definition of “discretionary”
› ACCOUNTING used to describe an amount of money in a budget that can be reduced if necessary: discretionary expenditure/spending He renewed his call on the Legislature to freeze discretionary funds already approved but not spent.
› FINANCE allowed or decided according to what is considered suitable in a particular situation: discretionary benefits/bonuses/payments The draft law gives companies discretionary power to block merger and acquisition deals with foreign investors.
› FINANCE relating to an arrangement in which an investment manager or broker has the authority to make investment decisions without instructions from their client: Wealth management companies offer discretionary and advisory services to those with more than £100,000 to invest.