Authoritative and Decisive


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Authoritative adjective – Being the most accurate and apparently thorough.
Usage example: this book is considered the most authoritative source on that subject

Decisive is a synonym for authoritative in decide topic. In some cases you can use "Decisive" instead an adjective "Authoritative", when it comes to topics like authentic, conclusive, domineering, commanding.
Nearby Words: authority, authoritarian
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Decisive adjective – Having the power to persuade.
Usage example: a lawyer who knows how to construct the kind of decisive argument that sways a jury

Authoritative is a synonym for decisive in decide topic. You can use "Authoritative" instead an adjective "Decisive", if it concerns topics such as authentic, conclusive.
Nearby Words: decide, decision, decisively, deciding, decisiveness
Synonyms for Decisive

Things that words describes

role authoritative role decisive role
ruler authoritative ruler decisive ruler
leader authoritative leader decisive leader
king authoritative king decisive king
Other nouns: orders.
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