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Definition of Authoritative


  1. Having, or proceeding from, due authority; entitled to obedience, credit, or acceptance; determinate; commanding.
  2. Having an air of authority; positive; dictatorial; peremptory; as, an authoritative tone.

Authoritative Quotations

The steel workers have now buried their dead, while the widows weep and watch their orphaned children become objects of public charity. The murder of these unarmed men has never been publicly rebuked by any authoritative officer of the state or federal government.
John L. Lewis

We all dream dreams of unity, of purity; we all dream that there's an authoritative voice out there that will explain things, including ourselves.
Junot Diaz

Unlike with the majority of library books, when you enter a term into a search engine there is no guarantee that what you will find is authoritative, accurate or even vaguely true.
Howard Rheingold

As of today, we do not need expert reports by the authoritative analytical institutions to realise that the reasons for such a situation in our community lie in global inequality, poverty and illiteracy.
Nursultan Nazarbayev

If it's a woman, it's caustic; if it's a man, it's authoritative.
Barbara Walters
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Authoritative Translations

authoritative in German is herrisch, gebieterisch
authoritative in Italian is imperioso
authoritative in Latin is professorius
authoritative in Spanish is con autoridad
authoritative in Swedish is officiella
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