high-ranking, prominent, senior, top
junior, minor
local, provincial, regional
administration, departmental, federal, government, state

a senior Bush administration official


full-time union officials


Report the incident to the responsible official.

the official responsible for handling the case

bank, city, company, corporate, council, court, customs, health, intelligence, judicial, law enforcement (esp. AmE), military, ministry (esp. BrE), party, royal, union

the FBI and other law enforcement officials

his background as a union official

appoint (sb)
consult, consult with (esp. AmE), meet, meet with (esp. AmE)

She is due to meet with local officials to discuss possible relief projects.


He attempted to bribe local officials.

Official is used with these nouns: ↑acceptance, ↑acknowledgement, ↑agency, ↑announcement, ↑apology, ↑appointment, ↑approval, ↑assurance, ↑authorization, ↑backing, ↑banquet, ↑biography, ↑blessing, ↑bulletin, ↑business, ↑campaign, ↑capacity, ↑celebration, ↑censorship, ↑censure, ↑census, ↑ceremony, ↑channel, ↑circle, ↑clearance, ↑comment, ↑commission, ↑communication, ↑communiqué, ↑complaint, ↑condemnation, ↑confirmation, ↑correspondence, ↑corruption, ↑cover, ↑currency, ↑curriculum, ↑declaration, ↑definition, ↑delegation, ↑denial, ↑dinner, ↑disapproval, ↑document, ↑duty, ↑endorsement, ↑engagement, ↑enquiry, ↑estimate, ↑exchange, ↑explanation, ↑figure, ↑file, ↑forecast, ↑function, ↑funding, ↑guideline, ↑historian, ↑history, ↑ideology, ↑inauguration, ↑index, ↑journal, ↑language, ↑launch, ↑letter, ↑line, ↑logo, ↑magazine, ↑media, ↑meeting, ↑mourning, ↑mouthpiece, ↑name, ↑notification, ↑opening, ↑organization, ↑paper, ↑permission, ↑photographer, ↑policy, ↑position, ↑presentation, ↑proclamation, ↑propaganda, ↑protest, ↑publication, ↑receiver, ↑reception, ↑recognition, ↑recommendation, ↑record, ↑regulation, ↑release, ↑religion, ↑report, ↑representative, ↑reprimand, ↑request, ↑residence, ↑response, ↑result, ↑retirement, ↑rhetoric, ↑rule, ↑sanction, ↑secrecy, ↑secret, ↑site, ↑source, ↑sponsor, ↑stamp, ↑stance, ↑standard, ↑statement, ↑statistics, ↑story, ↑strike, ↑supplier, ↑support, ↑talk, ↑teaching, ↑title, ↑tour, ↑transcript, ↑union, ↑use, ↑version, ↑visit, ↑warning, ↑watchdog, ↑website, ↑welcome

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