Authoritative and Official


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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

Official is a synonym for authoritative in true topic. In some cases you can use "Official" instead an adjective "Authoritative", when it comes to topics like accurate, definite, authentic, authorised. popular alternative
Nearby Words: authority, authoritarian
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Official adjective – Ordered or allowed by those in authority.
Usage example: the official languages for those Olympic Games were French and English

Authoritative is a synonym for official in authorized topic. You can use "Authoritative" instead an adjective "Official", if it concerns topics such as true, accurate, definite, authentic. popular alternative
Nearby Words: office, officiate, officer, officialize, officious
Synonyms for Official

Things that words describes

character authoritative character official character
position authoritative position official position
status authoritative status official status
leader authoritative leader official leader
Other nouns: guide, version, members, sources.

Both words in one sentence

  • Jossed However, some arguments are still ongoing as to how any or all of these elements should be interpreted, whether they are actually authoritative or just part of the in-universe "official history" that might not match the possibly hidden truth of a plan already based on lies and deceit.
    Source: Jossed
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