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command

noun (n)

  • an authoritative direction or instruction to do something (noun.communication)
    Synonym: bid, bidding, dictation
    source: wordnet30
  • a military unit or region under the control of a single officer (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • the power or authority to command (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    An admiral in command.
    source: wordnet30
  • availability for use (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The materials at the command of the potters grew.
    source: wordnet30
  • a position of highest authority (noun.state)
    Example:
    The corporation has just undergone a change in command.
    source: wordnet30
  • great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: control, mastery
    Example:
    A good command of French.
    source: wordnet30
  • (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • be in command of (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The general commanded a huge army.
    source: wordnet30
  • make someone do something (verb.communication)
    Synonym: require
    source: wordnet30
  • demand as one's due (verb.communication)
    Example:
    This speaker commands a high fee.
    The author commands a fair hearing from his readers.
    source: wordnet30
  • look down on (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • exercise authoritative control or power over (verb.social)
    Synonym: control
    Example:
    Command the military forces.
    source: wordnet30
  • To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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