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au·thor·i·ta·tive

 (ə-thôr′ĭ-tā′tĭv, ə-thŏr′-, ô-)
adj.
1. Having or arising from authority; official: an authoritative decree; authoritative sources.
2. Of acknowledged accuracy or excellence; highly reliable: an authoritative account of the revolution.
3. Demonstrating authority; commanding: the captain's authoritative manner.

au·thor′i·ta′tive·ly adv.
au·thor′i·ta′tive·ness n.

authoritative

(ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪv)
adj
1. recognized or accepted as being true or reliable: an authoritative article on drugs.
2. exercising or asserting authority; commanding: an authoritative manner.
3. possessing or supported by authority; official: an authoritative communiqué.
auˈthoritatively adv
auˈthoritativeness n

au•thor•i•ta•tive

(əˈθɔr ɪˌteɪ tɪv, əˈθɒr-)

adj.
1. having the weight of authority; official.
2. substantiated or supported by evidence and accepted by most authorities in a field: the authoritative edition.
3. having an air of or exercising authority; peremptory; dictatorial.
[1595–1605]
au•thor′i•ta`tive•ly, adv.
au•thor′i•ta`tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.authoritative - having authority or ascendancy or influenceauthoritative - having authority or ascendancy or influence; "an important official"; "the captain's authoritative manner"
influential - having or exercising influence or power; "an influential newspaper"; "influential leadership for peace"
2.authoritative - of recognized authority or excellence; "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"
standard - established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence; "a standard reference work"; "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism"
3.authoritative - sanctioned by established authority; "an authoritative communique"; "the authorized biography"
official - having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative"

authoritative

authoritative

adjective
1. Having or arising from authority:
2. Worthy of belief, as because of precision or faithfulness to an original:
3. Serving the function of deciding or settling with finality:
4. Exercising authority:
Translations
صادِر عَن سُلْطَه مُخْتَصَّه
směrodatnýurčující
ekspert-pålidelig
irányadó
opinber
smerodajný

authoritative

[ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪv] ADJ
1. (= reliable) [account, book, writer, professor] → de gran autoridad, acreditado; [source, statement, information, study] → autorizado; [newspaper] → serio
2. (= commanding) [person, voice, manner] → autoritario

authoritative

[ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪv] adj
(= dependable) [account] → digne de foi; [study, treatise, book] → qui fait autorité
(= confident) [manner, voice] → plein(e) d'autorité

authoritative

adj
(= commanding)bestimmt, entschieden; mannerRespekt einflößend; to sound authoritativeRespekt einflößen, bestimmt auftreten
(= reliable)verlässlich, zuverlässig; (= definitive)maßgeblich, maßgebend; I won’t accept his opinion as authoritativeseine Meinung ist für mich nicht maßgeblich or maßgebend

authoritative

[ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪv] adj (account, judgement) → autorevole; (manner) → autoritario/a

authority

(oːˈθorəti) plural auˈthorities noun
1. the power or right to do something. He gave me authority to act on his behalf.
2. a person who is an expert, or a book that can be referred to, on a particular subject. He is an authority on Roman history.
3. (usually in plural) the person or people who have power in an administration etc. The authorities would not allow public meetings.
4. a natural quality in a person which makes him able to control and influence people. a man of authority.
auˌthoriˈtarian adjective
considering obedience to authority more important than personal freedom. an authoritarian government.
auˈthoritative (-tətiv) , ((American) -teitiv) adjective
said or written by an expert or a person in authority. an authoritative opinion.
References in classic literature ?
Within reach of his arm was the brawny shoulder of a gigantic Indian, whose deep and authoritative voice appeared to give directions to the proceedings of his fellows.
The sound of footsteps was not harsh, bold, decided, and intrusive, as the gait of strangers would naturally be, making authoritative entrance into a dwelling where they knew themselves unwelcome.
There was a murmur among the dignified and reverend occupants of the balcony; and Governor Bellingham gave expression to its purport, speaking in an authoritative voice, although tempered with respect towards the youthful clergyman whom he addressed.
From hence the low murmur of his pupils' voices, conning over their lessons, might be heard in a drowsy summer's day, like the hum of a beehive; interrupted now and then by the authoritative voice of the master, in the tone of menace or command, or, peradventure, by the appalling sound of the birch, as he urged some tardy loiterer along the flowery path of knowledge.
1 English Grammar (1795), by Lindley Murray (1745-1826), the most authoritative American grammarian of his day.
said Joseph, giving a thud with his prop on the floor, and assuming an authoritative air.
The looks of all of them were dark, repressed, and revengeful, as they listened to the countryman's story; the manner of all of them, while it was secret, was authoritative too.
The French,'' said the Templar, raising his voice with the presumptuous and authoritative tone which he used upon all occasions, ``is not only the natural language of the chase, but that of love and of war, in which ladies should be won and enemies defied.
Raoul de Chagny rose and, with a very authoritative air, pronounced these peremptory words:
Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it so far as practicable, unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite means, or in some authoritative manner direct the contrary.
Until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon themselves collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption, or even knowledge, of their sentiments, can warrant their representatives in a departure from it, prior to such an act.
In its foundation it is federal, not national; in the sources from which the ordinary powers of the government are drawn, it is partly federal and partly national; in the operation of these powers, it is national, not federal; in the extent of them, again, it is federal, not national; and, finally, in the authoritative mode of introducing amendments, it is neither wholly federal nor wholly national.