If kids were playing football in the street, they had to accept your authority and get out of the way.
"He is never going to accept your authority with good grace."
And for the moment, they're willing to accept my authority.
Neither group would accept her authority unless she brought in a male.
In the final analysis the majority accepted the authority of the pope.
He more readily accepted my authority, or at least the idea of it.
But you can't make me accept the authority of your court.
Sunny was in trouble and she did not accept the authority of the police officer.
They were long reluctant to accept the authority of central governments.
"You accept my authority in all matters having to do with the aliens?"