1. authoritative

adjective. ['əˈθɔrəˌteɪtɪv'] having authority or ascendancy or influence.


  • influential


  • unorthodox
  • abnormal

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Rhymes with Authoritative

  • abortive
  • accommodative
  • accumulative
  • accusative
  • acquisitive
  • active
  • adaptive
  • addictive
  • additive
  • additive
  • adjective
  • administrative
  • adoptive
  • affective
  • affirmative
  • airmotive
  • alliterative
  • alliterative
  • anticompetitive
  • anti-infective

How do you pronounce authoritative?

Pronounce authoritative as əˈθɔrəˌteɪtɪv.

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How do you spell authoritative? Is it authoritive ?

A common misspelling of authoritative is authoritive

Sentences with authoritative

1. Adjective
If your voice tone is authoritative but your body language is not, your dog may ignore you.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Putting footnotes in a press release can help make your information appear authoritative.

Quotes about authoritative

1. Faith is the door to the full inner life of the Church, a life which includes not only access to an authoritative teaching but above all to a deep personal experience which is at once unique and yet shared by the whole Body of Christ, in the Spirit of Christ.
- Thomas Merton, Zen and the Birds of Appetite

2. The phrase 'the fossil record' sounds impressive and authoritative. As used by some persons it becomes, as intended, intimidating, taking on the aura of esoteric truth as expounded by an elite class of specialists. But what is it, really, this fossil record? Only data in search of interpretation. All claims to the contrary that I know, and I know of several, are so much superstition.
- Gareth J. Nelson

2. authoritative

adjective. ['əˈθɔrəˌteɪtɪv'] sanctioned by established authority.


  • authorized
  • authorised


  • nonclassical
  • implicit
  • inconclusive

3. authoritative

adjective. ['əˈθɔrəˌteɪtɪv'] of recognized authority or excellence.


  • definitive
  • standard
  • classical


  • irregular
  • uncommon
  • unauthorized
  • unestablished