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command

com·mand

command

 
 
pronunciation:
k maend
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: commanded, commanding, commands
definition: to lead and control.
The general commands his troops.
synonyms:
govern, lead, rule
similar words:
control, manage
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an instruction that you must obey; order.
The dog learned to follow a few commands.
synonyms:
order
similar words:
call, law, regulation, request, rule
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  action, computer, work
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The word command contains the following parts:
com- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix com- attaches to Latin bases beginning with m, p, or b. It has multiple forms, as the m' sound in com- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms col-, con-, cor-, and co-. Note: com- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "commemorate " and "command ."
synonyms:
syn-
 
mand Latin root that means give an order