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Definitions of command

  1. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  2. look down on; " The villa dominates the town"
  3. availability for use; " the materials at the command of the potters grew"
  4. the power or authority to command; " an admiral in command"
  5. ( computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
  6. a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
  7. make someone do something
  8. be in command of; " The general commanded a huge army"
  9. exercise authoritative control or power over; " control the budget"; " Command the military forces"
  10. demand as one's due; " This speaker commands a high fee"; " The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
  11. To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.
  12. To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.
  13. To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.
  14. To have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price.
  15. To direct to come; to bestow.
  16. To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.
  17. To have a view, as from a superior position.
  18. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.
  19. The possession or exercise of authority.
  20. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command.
  21. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey.
  22. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge.
  23. A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer.
  24. To order or charge with authority; control; exercise supreme authority over; lead; to overlook, as from a height; to exact; to be able to obtain.
  25. To act as a leader; to rule.
  26. Authority; an order or mandate; a dominating situation; power to control; a naval or military force under a certain officer.
  27. To order: to bid: to exercise supreme authority over: to have within sight, influence, or control.
  28. To have chief authority: message: the ability to overlook or influence: the thing commanded.
  29. An order; behest; the thing commanded.
  30. To have chief authority.
  31. To order; govern; have within sight or influence.
  32. To order with authority; require; enjoin.
  33. To have under control; be master of; overlook, as from a height; cover; guard; be able to obtain.
  34. To claim irresistibly.
  35. To be in authority; rule.
  36. The right to command; act of commanding; control; mastery; authority.
  37. An order; commandment.
  38. The force or district commanded.
  39. The right, power, or act of commanding; supreme power or authority; mandate or order given; the power of overlooking; a body of troops, or any naval or military force or station, under the command of a particular officer.
  40. To order; to control; to have in power; to dominate or overlook; to enforce.
  41. To have or exercise supreme authority or influence.
  42. Right, power, or authority over; an order or message with authority; a naval or military force under the authority of a particular officer.
  43. To bid, order, or charge with authority; to govern or direct; to have power over; to have within the observation of the eye.

Usage examples for command

  1. It looked so easy to command a company when some one else was doing it; it was hard when he tried it himself. – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  2. I feared that the stars would eat me if I did not obey their command, and now they have come. – Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole
  3. I will do whatever you command me." – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  4. She spoke in a tone of command. – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  5. I'm in command and I like it. – Deadly City by Paul W. Fairman
  6. And here she is, wide awake and in full command of the Ostend- Dunkirk expedition. – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair
  7. Instantly the word of command was given. – Hebrew Life and Times by Harold B. Hunting
  8. If I can be of any use to you, I think you know you may command me. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  9. If I could command her! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  10. Again McNish took command. – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  11. Then, I beg and command thee not to fast, except, when thou canst, on the days commanded by Holy Church. – Letters of Catherine Benincasa by Catherine Benincasa
  12. At your command, Sir! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  13. Yes; but I think that now I ought to go back and tell you something about your own command. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  14. He could command himself no more. – Falkland, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  15. On the command " Go!" – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  16. " I'll not talk if you command me not to. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  17. Very well; hold your command here until I send other orders. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  18. If so be, Miss Midget, I can do anything for you, you've only to command. – Marjorie's Vacation by Carolyn Wells
  19. From the moment he entered the room he took command of us all. – Black Rock by Ralph Connor
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