Authoritative meaning

ə-thôrĭ-tātĭv, ə-thŏr-, ô-
The definition of authoritative is someone or something having power, influence or the right to control and make decisions.

When a parent speaks to a child in a certain tone of voice so that the child knows he must obey, that is an example of an authoritative voice.

A supervisor who is in charge of setting schedules is an example of a person who is authoritative.

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Asserting authority; fond of giving orders; dictatorial.
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Having a commanding style.

He instructed us in that booming, authoritative voice of his.

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Demonstrating authority; commanding.

The captain's authoritative manner.

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Having or arising from authority; official.

An authoritative decree; authoritative sources.

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Authoritative is defined as someone who knows a great deal about a certain subject and who is generally considered an expert.

A book written by an expert on certain subject matter is an example of an authoritative book.

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Arising or originating from a figure of authority.

The authoritative rules in this school come not from the headmaster but from the aged matron.

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Of acknowledged accuracy or excellence; highly reliable.

An authoritative account of the revolution.

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Having or showing authority; official.
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Based on competent authority; reliable because coming from one who is an expert or properly qualified.

An authoritative biography.

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Highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority.

This book is the world's most authoritative guide to insect breeding habits.

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