ADJ

considerable, full, greater, more, wide
absolute, complete, unfettered
The school governors have absolute discretion over which pupils they admit
executive, judicial, management/managerial, personal, professional
The president used his executive discretion to pardon the two men

VERB + DISCRETION

exercise, have, use
The police exercise discretion in the area of minor traffic offences
give sb
They would like local authorities to be given greater discretion as to how the money is spent
leave sth to
'Do you want me to do the job myself or hire a photographer?' 'I leave it to your discretion.'

PREP

at sb's ~
Bail is granted at the discretion of the court. There is no service charge and tipping is at your discretion
~ about
We have discretion about how much to charge
~ as to
She has considerable discretion as to how the money is spent
~ over
giving judges more discretion over sentencing

PHRASES

the exercise/operation of discretion

ADJ

great, the utmost

VERB + DISCRETION

call for, need, require
This case calls for the utmost discretion
rely on
This is confidential, but I know that I can rely on your discretion

PREP

with ~
to conduct enquiries with discretion

PHRASES

a lack of discretion, a need for discretion