Authoritative in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Authoritative

having an attribute that encourages people to obey you

Examples of Authoritative in a sentence

The principal has such an authoritative presence that even rebellious students behave around him. 🔊

As you can tell by the children running naked in the front yard, Pam is not an authoritative parent. 🔊

Ted will never become store manager because he isn’t authoritative and lacks the traits needed to supervise others. 🔊

When my sister and I heard our mother’s authoritative voice, we stopped throwing the ball in the house.  🔊

The inexperienced teacher tried to appear more authoritative by wearing a business suit and eyeglasses.  🔊

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