authoritatively


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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"
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Translations

authoritatively

[ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪvlɪ] ADV
1. (= reliably) [speak, write] → con autoridad
2. (= commandingly) [say, nod, behave] → de manera autoritaria, autoritariamente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

authoritatively

[ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪvli] adv
(= confidently) → avec autorité
(= knowledgeably) → comme une autorité, comme une autorité en la matière
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

authoritatively

adv (= with authority)bestimmt, mit Autorität; (= definitively)maßgeblich or maßgebend; (= reliably)zuverlässig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

authoritatively

[ɔːˈθɒrɪtətɪvlɪ] advautorevolmente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"You must do as I say," I interrupted authoritatively, for I saw Wolf Larsen's gaze wandering toward us from where he paced up and down with Latimer amidships.
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."
Bauerstein pushed his way authoritatively into the room.
"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. "There have been charges made here that cannot go unnoticed.
"You take them," she said authoritatively. "They might as well be in use as packed away in that trunk in the garret for moths to gnaw."
Doctor Emory glanced warningly to Doctor Masters, and Doctor Masters glanced authoritatively at the sergeant who glanced commandingly at his two policemen.
Rachel authoritatively. "In my young days people grew up and married and settled down where they were born, or pretty near it.
'Now, wilt thou be ganging?' he asked authoritatively.
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.