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Rhymes Here is a list of the words that rhyme with the word authoritative.This is ordered by best match. Changing color means the start of the next best set of words.
4 syllable words
5 syllable words
Near RhymesHere is a list of the words that nearly rhyme with the word authoritative.
3 syllable words

abortive

constructive

obstructive

destructive

cathartic

conductive

disruptive

refractive

mithridates

decorative

formative

assaultive

normative

nutritive

productive

abrasive

instructive

curative

descriptive

mithridate

narrative

substantive

suggestive

talkative

compulsive

convulsive

inductive

congestive

eruptive

fixative

laxative

lucrative

oppressive

secretive

objective

progressive

regressive

sensitive

protective

seductive

adoptive

aggressive

subjective

adaptive

appointive

attentive

combative

tentative

expletive

restrictive

additive

assertive

causative

negative

nonnative

positive

primitive

relative

sedative

corruptive

putative

impressive

attractive

exhaustive

impulsive

obtrusive

fugitive

presumptive

affective

connective

depressive

detective

collective

hydrated

inactive

invasive

persuasive

quadratic

subversive

selective

dehydrate

adjective

digestive

expressive

extensive

divisive

evasive

probative

punitive

emotive

decisive

pervasive

prospective

redemptive

conclusive

convective

intensive

intrusive

instinctive

creative

literate

abusive

adroitly

conducive

deceptive

defective

discursive

exploitive

exclusive

dispersive

effective

elective

incisive

motherhood

offensive

outriders

predictive

preventive

receptive

repressive

repulsive

distinctive

allusive

collusive

erosive

moderates

outrider

reflective

responsive

vindictive

possessive

incentive

inclusive

reactive

invective

inventive

reflexive

respective

recessive

stratified

infective

startlingly

strategies

defensive

effusive

impassive

patriots

preemptive

moderate

obsessive

reclusive

submissive

stratify

expansive

successive

federate

saturate

adhesive

strategy

corrective

directive

elusive

patriot

illusive

laterites

cohesive

stratagem

expensive

explosive

coercive

corrosive

excessive

perceptive

cognitive

saturday

dismissive

retarded

attrition

hitherto

stratagems

perspective

leatherwood

noteworthy

stewardship

bedridden

strategist

hydration

derisive

strategists

saturdays

bitterroot

permissive

fatherhood

nutrition

6 syllable words

Words that rhyme with the word authoritative

Welcome to the Rhyme Finder! This rhyming dictionary allows users to explore rhymes for any given word. This includes rhymes based on syllables, near rhymes, and more.


How to use the rhyming dictionary

Enter your "starter" word in the FIND RHYMES input box, and click search. It's really that simple! We separate perfect rhymes (near the top) from the imperfect rhymes (toward the bottom). In your rhyming results, colors descend based on the best rhyme. Once the color changes, you will notice the results reset back into alphabetical order. Click on any of the results for the word's definition, part of speech, use in Scrabble, and more. Please note that many of our results are proper nound or slang. While we may not store definitions for all of these words, we can direct you to the Google results for that word.


Perfect Rhymes

Perfect rhymes are just what they sound like. No pun intended! Think of perfect rhymes as words which definitively rhyme. Words that most people would not question. Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Hat
  • Head and Red
  • Egg and Beg
  • Soap and Hope
  • True and Blue

Imperfect Rhymes

Near rhymes, otherwise known as imperfect rhymes, are words that sound the same but are not perfect rhymes. Having trouble deciding if a word is a perfect or imperfect rhyme? Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Bad
  • Head and Mud
  • Egg and Peck
  • Soap and Chap
  • True and Cure

Using Rhymes

Rhymes are most useful in creating lyrics, but they can also be used as a tool to memorize. It is a powerful mnemonic device. This is why song lyrics can be so easy to remember! It's also why rhymes are a great study tool for memorizing! Use this tool to help write poetry, win rhyme games, write a rap song, create lyrics, and expand your vocabulary! Rhyming is very important in music because it creates a rhythm that further creates meaning, emotion, and feeling. It also creates an echo in the lyrics. With children, rhyming is a very important tool. Rhyming teaches children how language works, helps them understand the rhythm of language, and learn how to make predictions. In other words, rhymes teach children phrases to anticipate and rhymes enhance their memory. Within all contexts, rhyming is helpful in expanding your imagination no matter if you’re a child or an adult.

When creating lyrics, there are five types of rhymes to choose from.

  • End rhymes: rhyming of the final word of a line
  • Internal rhymes: rhyming of two words within the same line
  • Slant rhymes: near rhymes
  • Identical rhymes: use the same word at the end of each line
  • Eye rhymes: look like they rhyme but sound different

Different Types of Rhymes
  • Mascline rhymes: have a stressed syllable
  • Feminine rhymes: have a stressless syllable.

Ready for a challenge? Try to come up with rhymes for these surprising words that just aren’t very rhymy. Check them with our dictionary! Examples of tough rhymes:

  • Month
  • Silver
  • Bulb
  • Wolf
  • Husband
  • Walrus
  • Orange

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