Synonyms for command
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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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes
Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote
command, bid, bidding, dictationnoun
an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
the power or authority to command
"an admiral in command"
availability for use
"the materials at the command of the potters grew"
a position of highest authority
"the corporation has just undergone a change in command"
command, control, masterynoun
great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
"a good command of French"
controller, mastery, restraint, dominance, bid, ascendance, ascendancy, control, instruction, dictation, bidding, supremacy, ascendency, subordination, program line, statement, domination, control condition, ascendence
instruction, command, statement, program lineverb
(computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
direction, education, bidding, assertion, bid, control, educational activity, instruction, dictation, teaching, affirmation, argument, financial statement, didactics, program line, statement, mastery, pedagogy
be in command of
"The general commanded a huge army"
make someone do something
demand as one's due
"This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
dominate, command, overlook, overtopverb
look down on
"The villa dominates the town"
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
exercise authoritative control or power over
"control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
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
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We do see a very distinct Russian set of command and control in the eastern part of Ukraine, command-and-control, air defense, support to artillery, all of these things increased ... making a more coherent, organized force out of the separatists.
Allegations and incidents of force-feeding, beating and or forceful admission of medication on inmates are false and do not occur in any prison within the Lagos Command, the Controller of Prisons, Lagos Command has no tolerance for such excesses and will not condone such under his command.
An informal complaint was made through command channels, and the commander has already assigned an investigating officer and the investigation is ongoing, the command is extremely sensitive to any allegations that involve equal opportunity or discrimination and will investigate every allegation.
The objective of my comment was simply meant to focus the attention of the audience on working within the command's constraints, it was sincerely never my intention to discourage anyone's access to their elected officials. I now understand how my poor choice of words may have led a few attendees to draw this conclusion and I offer my humble apology for causing any undue strain on the command and its mission.
If thou be rich, strive to command thy money, lest it command thee.
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
- agindu, menBasque
- دستور, فرمان, تکاوری, اُردPersian
- käsky, hallita, hallinta, pitää, komento, komentaa, miehet, käskeäFinnish
- commande, commanderFrench
- òrdaich, òrdughScottish Gaelic
- mainshtyraght, smaghtManx
- հրաման, հրամայելArmenian
- comandare, comando, ordinare, padronanza, ordineItalian
- 명령, 命令Korean
- ēdictum, imperare, imperoLatin
- pavēlēt, pavēleLatvian
- opdracht, bevelen, bevel, commanderenDutch
- polecenie, komenda, rozkazPolish
- comandar, comando, mandar, ordemPortuguese
- ordona, stăpâni, controla, comandaRomanian
- приказывать, команда, командование, приказRussian
- komanda, zȁpovēd, команда, zȁpovijēd, naredbaSerbo-Croatian
- ఉంచుకొనుట, ఆజ్ఞాపించు, ఉత్తరువు, ఆనతి, ఆజ్ఞ, అదుపులో ఉంచుTelugu
- utos, kautusanTagalog
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