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"autocratic" in British English

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autocraticadjective

uk   /ˌɔː.təˈkræt.ɪk/  us   /ˌɑː.t̬əˈkræt̬-/
relating to an ​autocrat: an autocratic ruler/​regime an autocratic ​style of ​government/​leadership/​management The ​presidentresigned after 30 ​years of autocratic ​rule.
autocratically
adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
(Definition of autocratic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"autocratic" in Business English

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autocraticadjective

uk   us   /ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk/ POLITICS, WORKPLACE
controlled by one ​leader who has ​totalpower, and who does not ​allow anyone else to make decisions: autocratic leadership/management/company An autocratic ​managementstyle often ​results in high ​staffturnover and ​lowemployeemorale. an autocratic ​regime/​government/​leader
(Definition of autocratic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “autocratic”
in Chinese (Simplified) 独裁的, 专制的, 独断专行的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨裁的, 專制的, 獨斷專行的…
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