Definition Of authoritative


able to be trusted as being accurate or true; reliable.

clear, authoritative information and advice

commanding and self-confident; likely to be respected and obeyed.

she had an authoritative air

Example Of authoritative

  • Although the Internet can be an excellent source of up to date and authoritative information much of it is unchecked and possibly unreliable.

  • An authoritative German voice crisped the air, asserting itself above the general drone.

  • As in other titles in this series, this has the authoritative text (here based on the first British edition of 1886 which sold for 1s.).

  • ‘Bring him to me,’ she commanded, her voice authoritative and unwavering.

  • But there are more authoritative and accurate sources on which to spend your money.

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