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See definition of official on Dictionary.com
  • adj.authorized, legitimate
  • nounperson representing organization

synonyms for official

  • authoritative
  • conclusive
  • definite
  • fitting
  • formal
  • precise
  • proper
  • valid
  • cathedral
  • okay
  • positive
  • real
  • true
  • accredited
  • approved
  • authentic
  • authenticated
  • bona fide
  • canonical
  • ceremonious
  • certified
  • cleared
  • correct
  • customary
  • decided
  • decisive
  • endorsed
  • established
  • ex cathedra
  • ex officio
  • legitimate
  • licensed
  • ordered
  • orthodox
  • recognized
  • rightful
  • sanctioned
  • suitable
See also synonyms for: officially / officials / unofficially / unofficial
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antonyms for official

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  • imprecise
  • improper
  • incorrect
  • indefinite
  • inexact
  • unacceptable
  • unsuitable
  • dishonest
  • false
  • invalid
  • unauthorized
  • unofficial
  • unsanctioned
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How to use official in a sentence

Biden also stressed the importance of Democrats winning back the Senate majority, the officials said.
ELECTION LIVE UPDATES: TRUMP RETURNS TO WISCONSIN; BIDEN TO FACE LIVE AUDIENCE AT TOWN HALLCOLBY ITKOWITZ, FELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNERSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Troye also praised a number of the administration’s top health officials.
FORMER PENCE AIDE SAYS SHE WILL VOTE FOR BIDEN BECAUSE OF TRUMP’S ‘FLAT OUT DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE’ DURING PANDEMICJOSH DAWSEYSEPTEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Car camping and RVing might be the official vacation of the pandemic.
THREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY ADVENTURES TO TRY THIS FALLOUTSIDE EDITORSSEPTEMBER 17, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
In one significant example from a decade ago, a $20 million federal settlement with Massey Energy revealed that West Virginia officials were not even reviewing disclosures that Massey had filed reporting thousands of water pollution violations.
THIS BILLIONAIRE GOVERNOR’S COAL COMPANY MIGHT GET A BIG BREAK FROM HIS OWN REGULATORSBY KEN WARD JR.SEPTEMBER 17, 2020PROPUBLICA
Ostrowski, with the Defense Department, and officials from HHS spoke during a briefing Wednesday with reporters.
TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL SAYS STATES NEED ABOUT $6 BILLION FROM CONGRESS TO DISTRIBUTE CORONAVIRUS VACCINELENA H. SUNSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee had been scheduled to vote on the nomination of John Gibbs, for the past three years a senior official at the Housing and Urban Development Department.
COMMITTEE DELAYS VOTE ON FORMER POLITICAL COMMENTATOR TO HEAD OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTERIC YODERSEPTEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When a vaccine is ultimately approved, the public must be able to rely on public health officials and physicians who have carefully reviewed clinical trial data.
6 QUESTIONS THAT MUST BE ANSWERED IN THE RACE FOR A VACCINEJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
No Democratic state election officials appear to have been invited.
NO DEMOCRATS ALLOWED: A CONSERVATIVE LAWYER HOLDS SECRET VOTER FRAUD MEETINGS WITH STATE ELECTION OFFICIALSBY MIKE SPIES, JAKE PEARSON AND JESSICA HUSEMANSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
Florida officials have already acknowledged that defending some roadways against the sea will be unaffordable.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
Most states and counties provide a website that allows voters to look up when their ballot was mailed and determine whether the returned ballot has been accepted by election officials.
VOTING BY MAIL IS MORE SECURE THAN THE PRESIDENT SAYS. HOW TO MAKE IT EVEN SAFERMATTHEWHEIMERSEPTEMBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
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