Student Thesaurus

One entry found for authoritative.
Entry Word: authoritative
Function: adjective
Text: 1 being the most accurate and apparently thorough <this book is considered the most authoritative source on that subject> -- see DEFINITIVE 1
2 having power over the minds or behavior of others <after a couple of authoritative critics panned the movie, the other reviewers rushed to say how awful it was> -- see INFLUENTIAL 1