Command - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəˈmænd|  American pronunciation of the word command
Brit.  |kəˈmɑːnd|  British pronunciation of the word command
- an authoritative direction or instruction to do something (syn: bid, bidding, dictation)
- a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
- the power or authority to command
- availability for use
- a position of highest authority
- great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity (syn: control, mastery)
- (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program (syn: instruction, statement)
- be in command of
- make someone do something (syn: require)
- demand as one's due
- look down on (syn: dominate, overlook, overtop)
- exercise authoritative control or power over (syn: control)


She commanded us to leave.

Military leaders commanded the troops to open fire.

She commanded that work on the bridge cease immediately.

We had no choice but to do as they commanded.

He commands a platoon of 60.

With his skills and experience, he can command a high salary.

The company commands much power and influence in the business world.

We are expected to obey his commands.

She shouted out commands to the crew.

We started to teach the dog simple commands like “sit” and “lie down.”

You can perform several actions with keyboard commands.

The system recognizes voice commands.

He was relieved of his command after being charged with misconduct.

Who is the officer in command of the unit?

I assumed command of the business after my father's death.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: command
he/she/it: commands
present participle: commanding
past tense: commanded
past participle: commanded
singular: command
plural: commands
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