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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 ?
This authoritative text is reprinted from the Library of America edition of Novels by Edith Wharton, and is based on the sixth impression of the first edition, which incorporates the last set of extensive revisions that are obviously authorial.
suddenly came the authoritative voice of a sergeant major who came upon the men who were hauling their burden.
Zarathustra, then,--this shadowy, allegorical personality, speaking in allegories and parables, and at times not even refraining from relating his own dreams--is a figure we can understand but very imperfectly if we have no knowledge of his creator and counterpart, Friedrich Nietzsche; and it were therefore well, previous to our study of the more abstruse parts of this book, if we were to turn to some authoritative book on Nietzsche's life and works and to read all that is there said on the subject.
His voice was deep, hearty, and authoritative - the voice of a very prince amongst sailors.
said Joseph, giving a thud with his prop on the floor, and assuming an authoritative air.
But Jones at that instant thundered from above, "Let the lady come up," in so authoritative a voice, that the good man instantly withdrew his hands, and the lady made the best of her way to the chamber.
The commandant, in the most authoritative manner, ordered six Indians to get ready to pull us over, without deigning to tell them whether they would be paid.
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.
She was not rendered formidable by silence; but whatever she said was spoken in so authoritative a tone, as marked her self-importance, and brought Mr.
Miss Crawford had protected her only for the time; and if she were applied to again among themselves with all the authoritative urgency that Tom and Maria were capable of, and Edmund perhaps away, what should she do?
This remark was made in a dignified and authoritative manner.