Synonyms for official

Synonyms for (noun) official

Synonyms: official

Definition: someone who administers the rules of a game or sport

Usage: the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling

Similar words: adjudicator

Definition: a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes


Synonyms: official, functionary

Definition: a worker who holds or is invested with an office

Similar words: skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker

Definition: a worker who has acquired special skills

Synonyms for (adjective) official

Synonyms: official

Definition: having official authority or sanction

Usage: official permission; an official representative

Similar words: authorised, authoritative, authorized

Definition: sanctioned by established authority

Usage: an authoritative communique; the authorized biography


Similar words: ex officio

Definition: by virtue of an office or position

Usage: the head of the department serves as an ex officio member of the board


Similar words: formal

Definition: characteristic of or befitting a person in authority

Usage: formal duties; an official banquet


Similar words: formalised, formalized

Definition: given formal standing or endorsement; made official or legitimate by the observance of proper procedures


Similar words: semiofficial

Definition: having some official authority or sanction


Synonyms: official

Definition: verified officially

Usage: the election returns are now official

Similar words: confirmed

Definition: having been established or made firm or received the rite of confirmation

Usage: confirmed reservations; received confirmed reports of casualties; a confirmed Catholic


Synonyms: official

Definition: (of a church) given official status as a national or state institution

Similar words: constituted, established

Definition: brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established

Usage: the established social order; distrust the constituted authority; a team established as a member of a major league; enjoyed his prestige as an established writer; an established precedent; the established Church


Synonyms: prescribed, official

Definition: conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline

Usage: in prescribed order

Similar words: regular

Definition: in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle

Usage: his regular calls on his customers; regular meals; regular duties