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com·mand

command

 
 
pronunciation:
k maend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
grammatical pattern:
verb smby + inf, verb + that + subjunctive
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: commands, commanding, commanded
definition 1: to forcefully order or direct.
The officer commanded his men to attack.[verb smby + inf ] His father commanded him to give up this idea of becoming an actor and resume his studies.[verb smby + inf ] The king commanded that the plotters be arrested and hanged.[verb + that + subjunctive ]
synonyms:
bid, charge, demand, direct, order, tell
antonyms:
obey
similar words:
adjure, authorize, call, coerce, decree, dictate, enjoin, force, instruct, ordain, request, subpoena, will
definition 2: to lead and control.
The general commands his troops.
synonyms:
boss, direct, dominate, govern, head, lead, rule, supervise
similar words:
control, guide, manage, oversee, summon, superintend
definition 3: to require and receive.
The project commands his attention.
synonyms:
call for, demand, require
similar words:
exact
definition 4: to dominate because of position; overlook.
Our house commands the whole valley.
synonyms:
dominate, overlook
similar words:
survey
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to give an order or orders.
synonyms:
direct, order
antonyms:
comply, obey
similar words:
demand, dictate, ordain, prescribe, require
definition 2: to exercise control or authority.
synonyms:
dominate, govern, rule
similar words:
administer, boss, manage, preside, prevail
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of commanding.
synonyms:
control, direction, governance, government, leadership, rule, superintendency
similar words:
authority, demand, disposal, disposition, domination, proclamation, regulation
definition 2: a strong direction meant to be obeyed; order.
synonyms:
behest, charge, demand, dictate, direction, directive, imperative, instruction, order
similar words:
bidding, call, decree, edict, law, mandate, ordinance, regulation, request, rule, statute, subpoena, summons, ultimatum, word
definition 3: control or mastery.
He has a good command of physics.
synonyms:
authority, grasp, knowledge, mastery, understanding
similar words:
comprehension, control, grip, ken
definition 4: an organized unit of control, esp. in the military.
similar words:
arm, arm, band, company, platoon, regiment, squad, squadron, unit
definition 5: domination because of location or position.
synonyms:
control, dominance, vantage
similar words:
altitude, height, power
definition 6: a set of characters or symbols that constitute a direction for a computer to perform certain functions.
synonyms:
macro
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