authoritative authoritative  /ə ˈθɔ rə ˌteɪ tɪv/


  1. (adj) having authority or ascendancy or influence
  2. (adj) of recognized authority or excellence
  3. (adj) sanctioned by established authority


  1. These 16 ballads, recorded in just a few days, are the authoritative take on masculine loneliness.
  2. Flamboyant and authoritative, Hubbard barked out orders to a crew of young people, opened a five-figure checking account and paid a tailor $2,800 for some new clothes.


  1. North Korea Proposes Talks with US

    North Korea's authoritative National Defense Commission says there should be unconditional high level talks with the United States. In Washington, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the United States is open to "credible negotiations" with North Korea, but Pyongyang must comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions and agree to denuclearization. She said the U.S. will ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Voice of America

  2. India to send world's last telegram. Stop.

    Once a staple of authoritative communication across the Indian subcontinent, the telegram has lost too much ground to smartphones. One devotee is threatening a Gandhi-style fast.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. Salama Fikira Invites Visitors To Explore Its New Website

    Salama Fikira is an authoritative risk management consultancy based in Nairobi, Kenya. The company invites visitors to explore its new website. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. Byrd was "an authoritative scholar, respected leader, and unparalleled champion of our Constitution," Obama said in a statement.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Automated Trader

  2. "And I believe that this would be a basis on which China could reach out to an authoritative figure for peace and so we are encouraging that," Rice said.
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Times of India

  3. "Our goal is to encourage people who know a particular subject to write an authoritative article about it," Manber wrote. "There are millions of people who possess useful knowledge that they would love to share, and there are billions of...
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Udi Manber Source: AFP

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