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Definition 1: having authority or ascendancy or influence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where authoritative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an important official
  • the captain's authoritative manner

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(authoritative is similar to ...) having or exercising influence or power

"an influential newspaper" "influential leadership for peace"

Definition 2: sanctioned by established authority - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where authoritative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an authoritative communique
  • the authorized biography

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(authoritative is similar to ...) having official authority or sanction

"official permission" "an official representative"

Definition 3: of recognized authority or excellence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where authoritative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the definitive work on Greece

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(authoritative is similar to ...) 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"

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