Definition of command Pronunciation
1. An order to do something.
I was given a command to cease shooting.
2. The right or authority to order, control or dispose of; the right to be obeyed or to compel obedience.
To have command of an army
3. Power of control, direction or disposal; mastery.
He had command of the situation
England has long held command of the sea
A good command of language
4. A position of chief authority; a position involving the right or power to order or control.
General Smith was placed in command.
5. The act of commanding; exercise or authority of influence.
Command cannot be otherwise than savage, for it implies an appeal to force, should force be needful. (H. Spencer, Social Statics, p. 180)
6. A body or troops, or any naval or military force, under the control of a particular officer; by extension, any object or body in someone's charge.
7. Dominating situation; range or control or oversight; extent of view or outlook.
8. A directive to a computer program acting as an interpreter of some kind, in order to perform a specific task.
9. The degree of control a pitcher has over his pitches.
He's got good command tonight.
10. To order, give orders; to compel or direct with authority.
The soldier was commanded to cease firing.
The king commanded his servant to bring him dinner.
11. To have or exercise supreme power, control or authority over, especially military; to have under direction or control.
To command an army or a ship
12. To require with authority; to demand, order, enjoin.
He commanded silence
If thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (Mat. IV. 3.)
13. To dominate through ability, resources, position etc.; to overlook.
Bridges commanded by a fortified house. (Motley.)
14. To exact, compel or secure by influence; to deserve, claim.
A good magistrate commands the respect and affections of the people.
Justice commands the respect and affections of the people.
The best goods command the best price.
This job commands a salary of £30,000.
15. To hold, to control the use of.
The fort commanded the bay.
16. To have a view, as from a superior position.
17. To direct to come; to bestow.
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English - English - command Pronunciation
n. order, direction; control, domination; headquarters
v. rule, control, be in authority
English - Spanish - command Pronunciation
s. comando, directiva, directriz, dominio, instrucción, mandamiento, mandato, orden, ordenanza; autoridad, acaudillamiento
v. ordenar, comandar, dominar; ser dominante
English - French - command Pronunciation
n. ordre; commandement; commande
v. ordonner, commander
English - German - command Pronunciation
n. Befehl; Kontrolle; Kommando
v. herrschen, befehelen
English - Italian - command Pronunciation
s. ordine, comando; direttiva; dominazione; quartier generale
v. comandare, controllare, essere al potere
English - Portuguese - command Pronunciation
s. comando, ordem; controle
v. comandar, controlar, governar
English - Russian - command Pronunciation
с. приказ, команда, распоряжение, командование, военный округ, войска, господство, власть, владение, превышение
г. приказывать, командовать; управлять, начальствовать; иметь в распоряжении, располагать; внушать;давать, приносить; господствовать, возвышаться; держать под обстрелом
English - Turkish - command Pronunciation
f. emir vermek, emretmek; hükmetmek, hakim olmak, komuta etmek, yönetmek, kontrol etmek, hüküm sürmek; buyurmak; tepeden görmek; telkin etmek
i. emir; buyruk, komuta, yetki, kumanda, genel kurmay; hakimiyet; kuvvet, güç
German - English - command Pronunciation
v. rule, control, be in authority
English - Dutch - command Pronunciation
zn. bevel; beheersing; commando
ww. beheersen
English - Greek - command Pronunciation
ουσ. εντολή, προσταγή, διαταγή, διοίκηση, ηγεσία, κυριαρχία
ρήμ. προστάζω, διοικώ
English - Chinese - command Pronunciation
(名) 命令; 司令部; 掌握
(动) 命令; 控制; 指挥, 统率; 博得, 赢得; 指挥; 命令; 控制
English - Chinese - command Pronunciation
(名) 命令; 司令部; 掌握
(動) 命令; 控制; 指揮, 統率; 博得, 贏得; 指揮; 命令; 控制
English - Japanese - command Pronunciation
(動) 命令する; 指揮を執る; 支配する; 手中に収める; 意のままに振舞う; 起こさせる
(名) 命令; 支配; 指揮
English - Korean - command Pronunciation
명. 명령, 지휘; 지배력, 제어력; 사령부
동. 명령하다, 지휘하다, 지배하다

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Verb forms for command
Present participle: commanding
Present: command (3.person: commands)
Past: commanded
Future: will command
Present conditional: would command
Present Perfect: have commanded (3.person: has commanded)
Past Perfect: had commanded
Future Perfect: will have commanded
Past conditional: would have commanded