Synonyms for authoritative

Synonyms for (adjective) authoritative

Synonyms: authorised, authoritative, authorized

Definition: sanctioned by established authority

Usage: an authoritative communique; the authorized biography

Similar words: official

Definition: having official authority or sanction

Usage: official permission; an official representative


Synonyms: important, authoritative

Definition: having authority or ascendancy or influence

Usage: an important official; the captain's authoritative manner

Similar words: influential

Definition: having or exercising influence or power

Usage: an influential newspaper; influential leadership for peace


Synonyms: classic, classical, authoritative, definitive

Definition: of recognized authority or excellence

Usage: the definitive work on Greece; classical methods of navigation

Similar words: standard

Definition: established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence

Usage: a standard reference work; the classical argument between free trade and protectionism