What are some alternative words for command?

Synonyms for command
kəˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. command, bid, bidding, dictation(noun)

    an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

    Synonyms:
    play, bidding, statement, tender, control, program line, dictation, mastery, instruction, summons, bid

  2. command(noun)

    a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

    Synonyms:
    bidding, statement, control, program line, dictation, mastery, instruction, bid

  3. command(noun)

    the power or authority to command

    "an admiral in command"

    Synonyms:
    bidding, statement, control, program line, dictation, mastery, instruction, bid

  4. command(noun)

    availability for use

    "the materials at the command of the potters grew"

    Synonyms:
    bidding, statement, control, program line, dictation, mastery, instruction, bid

  5. command(noun)

    a position of highest authority

    "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"

    Synonyms:
    bidding, statement, control, program line, dictation, mastery, instruction, bid

  6. command, control, mastery(noun)

    great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

    "a good command of French"

    Synonyms:
    controller, mastery, restraint, dominance, bid, ascendance, ascendancy, control, instruction, dictation, bidding, supremacy, ascendency, subordination, program line, statement, domination, control condition, ascendence

  7. instruction, command, statement, program line(verb)

    (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

    Synonyms:
    direction, education, bidding, assertion, bid, control, educational activity, instruction, dictation, teaching, affirmation, argument, financial statement, didactics, program line, statement, mastery, pedagogy

  8. command(verb)

    be in command of

    "The general commanded a huge army"

    Synonyms:
    overtop, require, dominate, control, overlook

  9. command, require(verb)

    make someone do something

    Synonyms:
    require, need, expect, take, involve, ask, overlook, dominate, call for, postulate, overtop, control, necessitate, want, demand

  10. command(verb)

    demand as one's due

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

    Synonyms:
    overtop, require, dominate, control, overlook

  11. dominate, command, overlook, overtop(verb)

    look down on

    "The villa dominates the town"

    Synonyms:
    neglect, eclipse, dominate, reign, predominate, leave out, overshadow, overtop, omit, overlook, look out on, overleap, prevail, rule, look out over, miss, require, drop, look across, pretermit, control, master

  12. control, command(verb)

    exercise authoritative control or power over

    "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"

    Synonyms:
    assure, ensure, ascertain, verify, control, moderate, hold in, hold, overtop, manipulate, overlook, check, dominate, keep in line, require, operate, master, see to it, insure, curb, see, contain

Wiktionary

  1. command(noun)

    To order, give orders; to compel or direct with authority.

    I was given a command to cease shooting.

    Synonyms:
    decree, order

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. command

    Govern carries the idea of authoritative administration or some exercise of authority that is at once effective and continuous; control is effective, but may be momentary or occasional. One controls what he holds or can hold at will absolutely in check; as, a skilful horseman controls a spirited horse; a person controls his temper; we say to one who is excited, "control yourself." A person commands another when he has, or claims, the right to make that other do his will, with power of inflicting penalty if not obeyed; he controls another whom he can effectually prevent from doing anything contrary to his will; he governs one whom he actually does cause, regularly or constantly, to obey his will; a parent may command a child whom he can not govern or control. The best teachers are not greatly prone to command, but govern or control their pupils largely by other means. Command is, however, often used in the sense of securing, as well as requiring, submission or obedience, as when we speak of a commanding influence; a man commands the situation when he can shape events as he pleases; a fortress commands the region when no enemy can pass against its resistance. Govern implies the exercise of knowledge and judgment as well as power. To rule is more absolute and autocratic than to govern; to sway is to move by quiet but effectual influence; to mold is not only to influence feeling and action, but to shape character; to manage is to secure by skilful contrivance the doing of one's will by those whom one can not directly control; a wise mother, by gentle means, sways the feelings and molds the lives of her children; to be able to manage servants is an important element of good housekeeping. The word reign, once so absolute, now simply denotes that one holds the official station of sovereign in a monarchy, with or without effective power; the Queen of England reigns; the Czar of Russia both reigns and rules.

    Synonyms:
    control, curb, direct, govern, influence, manage, mold, reign, reign over, restrain, rule, sway

    Antonyms:
    be in subjection, be subject, comply, obey, submit, yield

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. command(v)

    Synonyms:
    order, direct, instruct, charge, bid, enjoin

    Antonyms:
    supplicate, entreat, persuade, beg, petition, suggest, represent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. command(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    order, direct, bid, charge, require, enjoin

  2. command(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rule, govern, sway, control, lead, preside over

  3. command(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    claim, challenge

  4. command(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overlook, have under range of vision

  5. command(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    govern, rule, exercise authority, have control, take the lead, rule the roost

  6. command(n.)

    Synonyms:
    order, direction, injunction, mandate, behest, bidding, charge, requisition, commandment, word of command

  7. command(n.)

    Synonyms:
    rule, sway, authority, power, dominion, government, control, ascendancy, supremacy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. command(n)

    Synonyms:
    order, mandate, injunction, charge, behest, requisition, bidding, direction, dictation, precept, authority, leadership, control

  2. command(v)

    Synonyms:
    order, direct, enjoin, require, bid

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "command":

    commands, leadership, commanding, commandment, conductor, knob, commander, script, control, order, conductors, commando, headquarters

How to pronounce command?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say command in sign language?

  1. command

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How to use command in a sentence?

  1. Chris Mercer:

    We re-engined the craft with new engines, added new rotating machinery, new command and control systems, new skirts and fixes to corrosion issues. This put another 10 years of life back into the LCAC.

  2. Patrick Shanahan:

    It really speaks to: Why we need to stand up Space Command. Think about the importance now of rules of engagement, the authorities, the tactics, techniques and procedures.

  3. Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa:

    The president has led the way, he has cleared up here and there himself, rather than the government. So I hope that the ministers will follow. If I were the president, I'd command them to.

  4. Ahmed Moosa:

    I have always had doubts about the Saudi family. I always suspected that they are hypocrites and this is now confirmed with what they are doing with this Un-Islamic blockade. These Saudis are from the stock of desert Arabs and are no different from the time of the Messenger of Allâh. Please note I am referring to the leadership known as the Saudi family, not the people of Arabia, which is the proper name of that area mentioned in the Divine Book. Sissi is the same, an enemy of Islam and a hypocrite in the extreme. He is in bed with the yahud and proud of that. He toppled a good man Muhammad Morsi who is a Muslim who I respect. These evil persons do not truly believe in Al-Qur’ân because if they did they would fear the warnings in Allâh’s Book, but because they don’t they do what they want. I quote the following verses from the Divine Book, Al-Qur’ân that I feel are appropriate to these Munafikoon: Surah number 9 ayah 101. “Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are Hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: WE (i.e. Allâh) know them: twice shall WE (i.e. Allâh) punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty.” Surah Munafikoon number 63 ayah 4. “When thou lookest at them, their exteriors please thee; and when they speak thou listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of them. The curse of Allâh be on them! How are they deluded (away from the Truth)!” Surah number 5 verse 32. “On that account: WE (i.e. Allâh) ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief In the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our (i.e. Allâh’s) messengers with Clear Signs (ayat) , yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses In the land.” Surah 6 ayah 151. “Say: Come, I (i.e. Muhammad) will rehearse what Allâh hath (really) prohibited you from: join not anything as equal with him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- WE (i.e. Allâh) provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds, whether open or secret; take not life, which Allâh hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth HE (i.e. Allâh) command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” These Munafikoon are destined for hell because the Saudis are killing believers in Yemen, Sissi is killing them in Egypt etc. Surah 4 ayah 93. “If a person kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allâh are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.”

  5. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    When he was in Afghanistan as commanding general of ISAF joint command, I had a lot of opportunity to observe Mark on the ground leading our coalition allies and partners and helping the Afghan people prepare to take responsibility for their own security, mark and I flew to Iraq the day after an attack on the U.S. consulate there, and I saw Mark take command of the scene and stand with our people there I was impressed by his candor and good judgment, and I knew right away that he had more to offer the United States Army.


Translations for command

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  • beveel, opdrag, bevel, gebodAfrikaans
  • командвам, командване, владея, контролирам, заповед, заповядвам, нарежданеBulgarian
  • manat, ordreCatalan, Valencian
  • přikázat, ovládat, rozkaz, povel, nařídit, příkaz, rozkázatCzech
  • befehlen, Kommando, kommandieren, beherrschen, BefehlGerman
  • εντολή, διοίκησηGreek
  • komandi, ordonoEsperanto
  • mandato, ordenSpanish
  • juhtimaEstonian
  • agindu, menBasque
  • دستور, فرمان, تکاوری, اُردPersian
  • käsky, hallita, hallinta, pitää, komento, komentaa, miehet, käskeäFinnish
  • commande, commanderFrench
  • tiomnúIrish
  • òrdaich, òrdughScottish Gaelic
  • mainshtyraght, smaghtManx
  • פקודהHebrew
  • parancsHungarian
  • հրաման, հրամայելArmenian
  • comandare, comando, ordinare, padronanza, ordineItalian
  • 命令Japanese
  • 명령, 命令Korean
  • ēdictum, imperare, imperoLatin
  • pavēlēt, pavēleLatvian
  • komanderMalay
  • opdracht, bevelen, bevel, commanderenDutch
  • polecenie, komenda, rozkazPolish
  • comandar, comando, mandar, ordemPortuguese
  • kachayQuechua
  • ordona, stăpâni, controla, comandaRomanian
  • приказывать, команда, командование, приказRussian
  • komanda, zȁpovēd, команда, zȁpovijēd, naredbaSerbo-Croatian
  • ఉంచుకొనుట, ఆజ్ఞాపించు, ఉత్తరువు, ఆనతి, ఆజ్ఞ, అదుపులో ఉంచుTelugu
  • สั่งThai
  • utos, kautusanTagalog
  • komutaTurkish

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