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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. great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; " a good command of French"
  6. ( computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
  7. a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
  8. a position of highest authority; " the corporation has just undergone a change in command"
  9. make someone do something
  10. be in command of; " The general commanded a huge army"
  11. exercise authoritative control or power over; " control the budget"; " Command the military forces"
  12. demand as one's due; " This speaker commands a high fee"; " The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
  13. To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.
  14. To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.
  15. To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.
  16. 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.
  17. To direct to come; to bestow.
  18. To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.
  19. To have a view, as from a superior position.
  20. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.
  21. The possession or exercise of authority.
  22. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command.
  23. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey.
  24. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. To act as a leader; to rule.
  28. Authority; an order or mandate; a dominating situation; power to control; a naval or military force under a certain officer.
  29. To order: to bid: to exercise supreme authority over: to have within sight, influence, or control.
  30. To have chief authority: message: the ability to overlook or influence: the thing commanded.
  31. An order; behest; the thing commanded.
  32. To have chief authority.
  33. To order; govern; have within sight or influence.
  34. To order with authority; require; enjoin.
  35. To have under control; be master of; overlook, as from a height; cover; guard; be able to obtain.
  36. To claim irresistibly.
  37. To be in authority; rule.
  38. The right to command; act of commanding; control; mastery; authority.
  39. An order; commandment.
  40. The force or district commanded.
  41. 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.
  42. To order; to control; to have in power; to dominate or overlook; to enforce.
  43. To have or exercise supreme authority or influence.
  44. Right, power, or authority over; an order or message with authority; a naval or military force under the authority of a particular officer.
  45. To bid, order, or charge with authority; to govern or direct; to have power over; to have within the observation of the eye.
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Usage examples for command

  1. From the moment he entered the room he took command of us all. – Black Rock by Ralph Connor
  2. I will do whatever you command me." – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. She spoke in a tone of command – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  6. 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
  7. Instantly the word of command was given. – Hebrew Life and Times by Harold B. Hunting
  8. " Now, I was a thinking this- er- way lately: 'Spose young Hertford came and took command 'stead of young Morley? – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  9. " I'll not talk if you command me not to. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  10. If I could command her! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  11. He could command himself no more. – Falkland, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. 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
  13. And here she is, wide awake and in full command of the Ostend- Dunkirk expedition. – A Journal of Impressions in Belgium by May Sinclair
  14. Very well; hold your command here until I send other orders. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  15. I'm in command and I like it. – Deadly City by Paul W. Fairman
  16. Again McNish took command – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  17. At your command Sir! – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  18. On the command Go!" – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  19. 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
  20. If so be, Miss Midget, I can do anything for you, you've only to command – Marjorie's Vacation by Carolyn Wells
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