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command (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to direct authoritatively - order
2.
to exercise a dominating influence over have command of as
a) to have at one's immediate disposal - commands many resources
b) to demand or receive as one's due - commands a high fee
c) to overlook or dominate from or as if from a strategic position - a hill that commands the city
d) to have military command of as senior officer - command a regiment
3.
intransitive verb
obsolete to order or request to be given
1.
to have or exercise direct authority - govern
2.
to give orders
3.
to be - commander
4.
to dominate as if from an elevated place
command (noun)
1.
a) an order given
b) a signal that actuates a device (as a control mechanism in a spacecraft or one step in a computer) , also the activation of a device by means of such a signal
2.
a) the ability to control - mastery
b) the authority or right to command - the officer in command
c) (1) the power to dominate
(2) scope of vision
d) facility in use - a good command of French
e) - control a pitcher with good command of his curveball
3.
the act of - commanding
4.
the personnel, area, or organization under a - commander , specifically a unit of the United States Air Force higher than an air force
5.
a position of highest usually military authority power
command (adjective)
done on command or request - a command performance
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
command (noun)
1.
a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned
SYNONIMS:
behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, do, edict, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, word
RELATED WORDS:
demand, requirement; mandate; countermand, counterorder; law, precept, prescript, prescription, rule; ordinance, regulation, statute
NEAR ANTONYMS:
appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion
command (noun)
2.
a highly developed skill in or knowledge of something
SYNONIMS:
IQ, mastership, mastery, proficiency
RELATED WORDS:
virtuosity; facility, hang; fluency, literacy; experience, expertise, know-how, practice ( practise), skill(s); acquaintance, familiarity, intimacy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
incompetence, incompetency; ignorance, illiteracy, unfamiliarity
command (noun)
3.
the place from which a commander runs operations
SYNONIMS:
base, command post, headquarters
RELATED WORDS:
home, seat
command (noun)
4.
a place from which authority is exercised
SYNONIMS:
command, headquarters
RELATED WORDS:
high command; center, home; capital
command (noun)
5.
the right or means to command or control others
SYNONIMS:
arm, authority, clutch, command, control, death grip, dominion, grip, hold, mastery, reign, rein(s), sway
RELATED WORDS:
clout, influence, leverage, pull, voice, weight; jurisdiction; direction, management; dominance, imperium, predominance, sovereignty ( sovranty), supremacy; prerogative, privilege, right; eminence, importance, moment
NEAR ANTONYMS:
helplessness, weakness
impotence, impotency, powerlessness
command (noun)
6.
all that can be seen from a certain point
SYNONIMS:
command, lookout, outlook, panorama, perspective, prospect, vista
RELATED WORDS:
landscape, scene, scenery; ken, sight; visual field
command (verb)
1.
to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority
SYNONIMS:
adjure, bid, boss (around), charge, direct, enjoin, instruct, order, tell
RELATED WORDS:
ask, petition, request; beg, beseech, entreat; advise, counsel, warn; appoint, assign, authorize, commission; oversee, superintend, supervise; conduct, control, lead, manage; coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige, require
NEAR ANTONYMS:
comply (with), follow, keep, observe
mind, obey
command (verb)
2.
to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
SYNONIMS:
call, decree, dictate, direct, mandate, ordain, order
RELATED WORDS:
ask, petition, request; demand, require
call for
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cancel, countermand, rescind
command (verb)
3.
to ask for (something) earnestly or with authority
SYNONIMS:
call (for), claim, clamor (for), command, enjoin, exact, insist (on), press (for), quest, stipulate (for)
RELATED WORDS:
ask, plead (for), request, want; cry (for), necessitate, need, require, take, warrant; requisition; impose; badger, dun, harass, hound
NEAR ANTONYMS:
give up, relinquish, surrender, yield
command (verb)
4.
to exercise authority or power over
SYNONIMS:
boss, captain, command, control, preside (over), rule, sway
RELATED WORDS:
conduct, direct, head, lead; administer, manage, micromanage, oversee, regulate, superintend, supervise; dictate, dominate, domineer, lord (it over), master, oppress, reign (over), tyrannize; conquer, subdue, subjugate
command (verb)
5.
to keep, control, or experience as one's own
SYNONIMS:
command, enjoy, hold, own, possess, retain
RELATED WORDS:
keep, reserve, withhold; bear, carry; boast, show off, sport
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abandon, cede, disclaim, disown, hand over, relinquish, renounce, surrender, yield; discard, dump; decline, reject, repudiate, spurn; need, require
lack, want
command (verb)
6.
to look down on
SYNONIMS:
command, dominate
RELATED WORDS:
face, front
command (verb)
7.
to serve as leader of
SYNONIMS:
boss, captain, command, head, spearhead
RELATED WORDS:
control, dominate; direct, govern, handle, manage, oversee, regulate, run, superintend, supervise
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bow (to), comply (with), defer (to), follow, obey, serve, submit (to), yield (to)
command (verb)
8.
to set or receive as a price
SYNONIMS:
ask, command, demand
RELATED WORDS:
overcharge, undercharge; bring, fetch, sell (for); discount, mark down, mark up; assess, bill, invoice; price, value
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