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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.
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Adv.1.authoritatively - in an authoritative and magisterial manner; "she spoke authoritatively"
Translations

authoritatively

[ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪvlɪ] ADV
1. (= reliably) [speak, write] → con autoridad
2. (= commandingly) [say, nod, behave] → de manera autoritaria, autoritariamente

authoritatively

[ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪvli] adv
(= confidently) → avec autorité
(= knowledgeably) → comme une autorité, comme une autorité en la matière

authoritatively

adv (= with authority)bestimmt, mit Autorität; (= definitively)maßgeblich or maßgebend; (= reliably)zuverlässig

authoritatively

[ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪvlɪ] advautorevolmente
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By the above definition of what a whale is, I do by no means exclude from the leviathanic brotherhood any sea creature hitherto identified with the whale by the best informed Nantucketers; nor, on the other hand, link with it any fish hitherto authoritatively regarded as alien.
Then Tamoszius Kuszleika, after replenishing himself with a pot of beer, returns to his platform, and, standing up, reviews the scene; he taps authoritatively upon the side of his violin, then tucks it carefully under his chin, then waves his bow in an elaborate flourish, and finally smites the sounding strings and closes his eyes, and floats away in spirit upon the wings of a dreamy waltz.
Please do not stir," said Miss Wilson authoritatively, "you will crowd the path and delay useful assistance.
Richard began bellowing anew, but Moncharmin authoritatively ordered him to be silent.
For my own part, at every new view I take of the subject, I become more convinced of the reality of the obstacles which, we are authoritatively informed, prevented the insertion of a provision on this head in the plan of the convention.
I'll speak to you after all's over," said Father Dennis authoritatively in Dan's ear.
Mehevi shortly after rose to depart; but before he went he spoke authoritatively to one of the natives whom he addressed as Kory-Kory; and from the little I could understand of what took place, pointed him out to me as a man whose peculiar business thenceforth would be to attend upon my person.
Welland, who confided it to Newland Archer; who, aflame at the outrage, appealed passionately and authoritatively to his mother; who, after a painful period of inward resistance and outward temporising, succumbed to his instances (as she always did), and immediately embracing his cause with an energy redoubled by her previous hesitations, put on her grey velvet bonnet and said: "I'll go and see Louisa van der Luyden.
Uncle" dismounted at the porch of his little wooden house which stood in the midst of an overgrown garden and, after a glance at his retainers, shouted authoritatively that the superfluous ones should take themselves off and that all necessary preparations should be made to receive the guests and the visitors.
She found him sitting in his room working, applying a stout blue pencil authoritatively to bundles of filmy paper.
Both of you may stop now," said Professor Maxon authoritatively.
Say 'Miss Smith,'" the librarian stated authoritatively.