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English adjective: authoritative

1. authoritative having authority or ascendancy or influence


SamplesAn important official.
The captain's authoritative manner.


Synonymsimportant


Similarinfluential


Antonymsuninfluential

2. authoritative of recognized authority or excellence


SamplesThe definitive work on Greece.
Classical methods of navigation.


Synonymsclassic, classical, definitive


Similarstandard


Antonymsnonstandard

3. authoritative sanctioned by established authority


SamplesAn authoritative communique.
The authorized biography.


Synonymsauthorised, authorized


Similarofficial


Antonymsunofficial









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