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Command

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Noun

1. bid, bidding, command, dictation

an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

2. command

a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

3. command

the power or authority to command

Example Sentences:
'an admiral in command'

4. command

availability for use

Example Sentences:
'the materials at the command of the potters grew'

5. command

a position of highest authority

Example Sentences:
'the corporation has just undergone a change in command'

6. command, control, mastery

great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

Example Sentences:
'a good command of French'

7. command, instruction, program line, statement

(computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

Verb

8. command

be in command of

Example Sentences:
'The general commanded a huge army'

9. command, require

make someone do something

10. command

demand as one's due

Example Sentences:
'This speaker commands a high fee'
'The author commands a fair hearing from his readers'

11. command, dominate, overlook, overtop

look down on

Example Sentences:
'The villa dominates the town'

12. command, control

exercise authoritative control or power over

Example Sentences:
'control the budget'
'Command the military forces'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Command

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verb
1. (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive)
to order, require, or compel
2. 
to have or be in control or authority over (a person, situation, etc)
3. (transitive)
to have knowledge or use of
he commands the language
4. (transitive)
to receive as due or because of merit
his nature commands respect
5. 
to dominate (a view, etc) as from a height
noun
6. 
an order; mandate
7. 
the act of commanding
8. 
the power or right to command
9. 
the exercise of the power to command
10. 
ability or knowledge; control
a command of French
11. mainly military
the jurisdiction of a commander
12. 
a military unit or units commanding a specific area or function, as in the RAF
13. British
a. 
an invitation from the monarch
b. 
(as modifier)
a command performance
14. computing
a word or phrase that can be selected from a menu or typed after a prompt in order to carry out an action
noun
any of the three main branches of the Canadian military forces
Air Command

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Command

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verb transitive
1. 
to give an order or orders to; direct with authority
2. 
to have authority or jurisdiction over; control
3. 
to have ready for use
to command a large vocabulary
4. 
to deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
to command respect
5. 
to control or overlook from a higher position
the fort commands the entire valley
6.  Obsolete
to demand authoritatively
verb intransitive
7. 
to exercise power or authority; be in control; act as a commander
8. 
to overlook, as from a height
noun
9. 
the act of commanding
10. 
an order; direction; mandate
11. 
authority to command
12. 
power to control or dominate by position
13. 
range of view
14. 
ability to have and use; mastery
15. 
a. 
a military or naval force, organization, or district, under a specified authority or jurisdiction
b. 
air command
16. 
the post where the person in command is stationed
17.  Computing
a. 
a request entered on a terminal to have a particular function performed
b. 
instruction (sense 3) instruction (sense 3c)

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Command

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v. com·mand·ed, com·mand·ing, com·mands
v.tr.
1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
2. To have control or authority over; rule: a general who commands an army.
3. To have at one's disposal: a person who commands seven languages.
4. To deserve and receive as due; exact: The troops' bravery commanded respect.
5.
a. To exercise dominating, authoritative influence over: "He commands any room he enters" (Stephen Schiff).
b. To dominate by physical position; overlook: a mountain commanding the valley below.
v.intr.
1. To give orders.
2. To exercise authority or control as or as if one is a commander.
n.
1. The act of commanding.
2. An order given with authority.
3. Computers A signal that initiates an operation defined by an instruction.
4.
a. The authority to command: an admiral in command.
b. Possession and exercise of the authority to command: command of the seas.
5. Ability to control or use; mastery: command of four languages.
6. Dominance by location; extent of view.
7.
a. The jurisdiction of a commander.
b. A military unit, post, district, or region under the control of one officer.
c. A unit of the US Air Force that is larger than an air force.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or constituting a command: command headquarters; a command decision.
2. Done or performed in response to a command: a command performance.

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