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Definition 1: the power or authority to command - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where command or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an admiral in command

(command is a kind of ...) the power or right to give orders or make decisions

"he has the authority to issue warrants" "deputies are given authorization to make arrests" "a place of potency in the state"

Definition 2: availability for use - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where command or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the materials at the command of the potters grew

(command is a kind of ...) the quality of being at hand when needed

Definition 3: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where command or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good command of French

Synonyms for command in the sense of this definition

(command is a kind of ...) the state of being cognitively skillful

Definition 4: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for command in the sense of this definition

(command is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of command ) a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command

(... is a kind of command ) (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed

"the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London"

(... is a kind of command ) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

"the judge's charge to the jury"

(... is a kind of command ) something that is commanded

(... is a kind of command ) a formal command or admonition

(... is a kind of command ) an authoritative command or request

(... is a kind of command ) a magical command; used by Ali Baba

Definition 5: (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for command in the sense of this definition

(command is a kind of ...) (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

(... is a kind of command ) an instruction that interrupts the program being executed

"Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"

(... is a kind of command ) commands that a user types in order to run an application

(... is a kind of command ) (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list

(... is a kind of command ) a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language

(... is a kind of command ) an instruction that is either not recognized by an operating system or is in violation of the procedural rules

(... is a kind of command ) any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time

(... is part of command) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

"the program required several hundred lines of code"

(command belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 6: a military unit or region under the control of a single officer - [noun denoting group]

(command is a kind of ...) a unit that is part of some military service

"he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"

(... is a kind of command ) a command that is the primary provider of air combat weapon systems to the United States Air Force; operates fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, battle-management, and rescue aircraft

(... is a kind of command ) a command of the United States Air Force that is responsible for defending the United States through its space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations

(command belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 7: a position of highest authority - [noun denoting state]

Samples where command or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the corporation has just undergone a change in command

(command is a kind of ...) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

Definition 8: make someone do something - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for command in the sense of this definition

(command is a kind of ...) give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

"I said to him to go home" "She ordered him to do the shopping" "The mother told the child to get dressed"

(... is a kind of command ) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

(... is a kind of command ) make a formal request for official services

(... is a kind of command ) command against

"I forbid you to call me late at night" "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store" "Dad nixed our plans"

Definition 9: be in command of - [verb of communication]

Samples where command or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The general commanded a huge army

(command is a kind of ...) have dominance or the power to defeat over

"Her pain completely mastered her" "The methods can master the problems"

(... is a kind of command ) command as a general

"We are generaled by an incompetent!"

(... is a kind of command ) direct or command as an officer

Definition 10: demand as one's due - [verb of communication]

Samples where command or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This speaker commands a high fee
  • The author commands a fair hearing from his readers

(command is a kind of ...) claim as due or just

"The bank demanded payment of the loan"

Samples where command or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • control the budget
  • Command the military forces

Synonyms for command in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of command ) engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively

"His work preoccupies him" "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else"

(... is a kind of command ) exercise authority over; as of nations

"Who is governing the country now?"

(... is a kind of command ) control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft

(... is a kind of command ) have dominance or the power to defeat over

"Her pain completely mastered her" "The methods can master the problems"

(... is a kind of command ) act as president

"preside over companies and corporations"

(... is a kind of command ) gain control over

"corner the gold market"

(... is a kind of command ) control and direct with or as if by reins

"rein a horse"

(... is a kind of command ) have and control fully and exclusively

"He monopolizes the laser printer"

(... is a kind of command ) subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization

"regiment one's children"

(... is a kind of command ) direct or strongly influence the behavior of

"His belief in God governs his conduct"

(... is a kind of command ) be master; reign or rule

(... is a kind of command ) take and maintain control over, often by violent means

"The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"

(... is a kind of command ) put under international control

"internationalize trade of certain drugs"

(... is a kind of command ) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

(... is a kind of command ) maintain one's position and be in control of a situation

(... is a kind of command ) direct (oneself) somewhere

"Steer clear of him"

(... is a kind of command ) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

(... is a kind of command ) exercise authority or be in charge

"Who is calling the shots in this house?"

Definition 12: look down on - [verb of stative]

Samples where command or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The villa dominates the town

Synonyms for command in the sense of this definition

(command is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

(... is a kind of command ) make appear small by comparison

"This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"

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