Adjective "Authoritative" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Authoritative


    Definition:

    1. having due authority; having the sanction or weight of authority: an authoritative opinion.

    2. substantiated or supported by documentary evidence and accepted by most authorities in a field: an authoritative edition of Shakespeare; an authoritative treatment of a subject.

    3. having an air of authority; accustomed to exercising authority; positive; peremptory; dictatorial: said with an authoritative air.

    Examples:

    "words can be authoritative as words."

    "winners can be authoritative in things."

    "voices can be authoritative with words."

    "sources can be authoritative."

    "directives can be authoritative."

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