authoritative

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adjective au·thor·i·ta·tive \ə-ˈthär-ə-ˌtā-tiv, ȯ-, -ˈthȯr-\

Definition of authoritative

  1. 1 a :  having or proceeding from authority :  official <authoritative church doctrines> b :  clearly accurate or knowledgeable <an authoritative critique>

  2. 2 :  dictatorial 2

authoritatively

adverb

authoritativeness

noun

Examples of authoritative in a sentence

  1. The book is an authoritative guide to the city's restaurants.

  2. His manner is polite but authoritative.

  3. She addressed the group with an authoritative voice.

1605

First Known Use of authoritative

1605


AUTHORITATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

authoritative

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adjective au·thor·i·ta·tive \ə-ˈthär-ə-ˌtā-tiv, ȯ-, -ˈthȯr-\

Definition of authoritative for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing impressive knowledge about a subject

  • : having the confident quality of someone who is respected or obeyed by other people


AUTHORITATIVE Defined for Kids

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adjective au·thor·i·ta·tive \ə-ˈthȯr-ə-ˌtā-tiv\

Definition of authoritative for Students

  1. :  having or coming from authority <an authoritative order>

authoritatively

adverb


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