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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 1: to order or instruct.
She commanded him to leave the building.
synonyms:
bid, charge, demand, direct, order, tell
antonyms:
obey
similar words:
authorize, decree, dictate, force, instruct, ordain, request, will
definition 2: to lead and control.
The general commands his troops.
synonyms:
direct, dominate, govern, head, lead, rule, supervise
similar words:
control, guide, manage, summon
definition 3: to draw out or call for; to capture.
Her bravery commands our respect.His loud voice commanded our attention.
synonyms:
call for, demand, require
similar words:
exact
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of commanding.
You will be under his command.
synonyms:
control, direction, government, leadership, rule
similar words:
authority, demand, disposal, proclamation, regulation
definition 2: an instruction meant to be obeyed; order.
She won't follow his commands.
synonyms:
demand, direction, instruction, order
similar words:
call, decree, law, mandate, regulation, request, rule, summons, word
definition 3: the ability to use or control.
He has a good command of Spanish.
synonyms:
grasp, knowledge, understanding
similar words:
comprehension, control, grip
definition 4: an instruction given to a computer using the keyboard.
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