Meaning of COMMAND in English


noun the possession or exercise of authority.

2. command ·vi to have a view, as from a superior position.

3. command ·vt to direct to come; to bestow.

4. command ·noun authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command.

5. command ·noun power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey.

6. command ·noun an authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.

7. command ·vt to exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.

8. command ·noun control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge.

9. command ·noun a body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer.

10. command ·vt to order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.

11. command ·vt to have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.

12. command ·vi to have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.

13. command ·vt to have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price.

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