Difference between revisions of "Authoritative"

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==Pronunciation==
 
==Pronunciation==
\ə-ˈthär-ə-ˌtā-tiv, ȯ-, -ˈthȯr-\  
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\ə-ˈthär-ə-ˌtā-tiv, ȯ-, -ˈthȯr-\
==Function==
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adjective
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==Date==
 
==Date==
 
1605
 
1605
 
==Definition==
 
==Definition==
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*adjective
 
1 a: having or proceeding from [[authority]] : official <authoritative church doctrines> b: showing evident authority : definitive <a most authoritative literary critique>2: dictatorial 2
 
1 a: having or proceeding from [[authority]] : official <authoritative church doctrines> b: showing evident authority : definitive <a most authoritative literary critique>2: dictatorial 2
 
— au·thor·i·ta·tive·ly adverb
 
— au·thor·i·ta·tive·ly adverb

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Pronunciation

\ə-ˈthär-ə-ˌtā-tiv, ȯ-, -ˈthȯr-\

Date

1605

Definition

  • adjective

1 a: having or proceeding from authority : official <authoritative church doctrines> b: showing evident authority : definitive <a most authoritative literary critique>2: dictatorial 2 — au·thor·i·ta·tive·ly adverb — au·thor·i·ta·tive·ness noun