as in definitive
being the most accurate and apparently thorough this book is considered the most authoritative source on that subject

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as in influential
having power over the minds or behavior of others after a couple of authoritative critics panned the movie, the other reviewers rushed to say how awful it was

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“Authoritative.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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