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Synonyms for command
kəˈmænd, -ˈmɑndcom·mand

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Wiktionary

  1. commandnoun

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

    I was given a command to cease shooting.

    Synonyms:
    order, decree

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. commandverb

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. command, bid, bidding, dictationnoun

    an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

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

  2. commandnoun

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

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

  3. commandnoun

    the power or authority to command

    "an admiral in command"

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

  4. commandnoun

    availability for use

    "the materials at the command of the potters grew"

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

  5. commandnoun

    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, masterynoun

    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 lineverb

    (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. commandverb

    be in command of

    "The general commanded a huge army"

    Synonyms:
    overtop, require, dominate, control, overlook

  9. command, requireverb

    make someone do something

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

  10. commandverb

    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, overtopverb

    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, commandverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. commandverb

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

  2. commandverb

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

  3. commandverb

    Synonyms:
    claim, challenge

  4. commandverb

    Synonyms:
    overlook, have under range of vision

  5. commandverb

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

  6. commandnoun

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

  7. commandnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. commandnoun

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

  2. commandverb

    Synonyms:
    order, direct, enjoin, require, bid

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How to use command in a sentence?

  1. Miguel Rojas:

    We always like Díaz. You trust your closer there in a matchup righty-righty, the one thing that gets Díaz in trouble is his command. We’ve seen that. We went with the matchup and trusted Díaz to get De La Cruz in that situation.

  2. Ahmed Moosa:

    The late Mr. Archie Augustine (a Roman Catholic) from Estcourt, Kwa Zulu Natal put it beautifully when he said the following about the Qur’an: “Despite your religious or non-religious attitudes, the Holy Qur’aan is a boon to your intellectual and moral strength. Even if you are not concerned with moral issues, then pamper your intellectual curiosity and read the Qur’aan. The greater the level of your education, in any field, or the greater your social or political standing in your community, the more reason why you should procure your own copy of the Book and begin to read it”. “Nothing, but nothing, is left ambiguous or unanswered. It is a Book of Law interwoven in morality till it touches every facet of the human experience. It includes politics, economics, moral behaviour, personal cleanliness and propriety, inter-family relationships, bequests and inheritance, inter-religious respect and tolerance, charity, the sin of taking and of giving commercial interest, the importance of prayer, the belief in ONE GOD, religious-sociology and oneness of humankind. Bring any manner or word, concept or subject matter to mind and you will find, not only a reference to such a matter, but a treatise, succinctly and poignantly illustrating, advising, illuminating and directing”. A POEM ON THE HOLY QURAN WRITTEN SOME 35 YEARS AGO BY THE NINTH PRESIDENT OF INDIA, DR. PANDIT SHANKER DAYAL SHARMA: (IT WAS A COMMAND FOR ACTION. YOU TURNED IT INTO A BOOK OF PRAYER.) (IT WAS A BOOK TO UNDERSTAND. YOU READ IT WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING.) (IT WAS A CODE FOR THE LIVING. YOU TURNED IT INTO A MANIFESTO OF THE DEAD.) (THAT WHICH WAS A BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE; YOU ABDICATED TO THE IGNORAMUS). (IT CAME TO GIVE KNOWLEDGE OF CREATION. YOU ABANDONED IT TO THE MADRASA.) (IT CAME TO GIVE LIFE TO DEAD NATIONS. YOU USED IT FOR SEEKING MERCY FOR THE DEAD.) (O’ MUSLIMS! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?)

  3. Brian McEnroe:

    We are told that Jordan is an important ally in the war on terror, a war which I support, but I encourage our president and our administration to take a hard look at our relationship with an ally who would so callously disrespect the sacrifice made by our boys, uS Special Operations Command extends its deepest condolences to the families, friends and teammates of the three Special Forces Soldiers killed in this tragic incident.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Mirza Masroor is not the Present Khalifa Of Islam He is only a cozener of a fake Religion --- Misusing of the internet and Google Search has become a beneficial tool for fake ones, and even such ones neither fall in international jurisdiction nor considered dangerous that damage others' values and realities. It is a collapse of the truth in the mirror and the context of the minorities' right to freedom, which is under the process of falsehood in all its directions and dimensions. The fake Messiah, or Jesus Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani and his all fake khalifas fooled Christianity and Islam, and they continuously practice on this false claim of the prophetic mission. Wikipedia, the unreliable and untrusty encyclopedia, facilitates the way of command to a minority of the fake prophet upon a clear majority of Muslims and Christians. The followers of a fake Hindustani Jesus Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani entered world media and websites such as Wikipedia to publicize their wrong and false mission. Qadiyanis are doubtlessly termites of religion, who have challenged, not only Islam but factually, also Christianity with the creation of fake Jesus. Virtually, I have been the victim of Qadiyanis during my contribution to the Wiki-project to maintain standards and neutrality of it; thereupon, a gang of Qadiyanis succeeded that I left Wikipedia, and they, with the collaboration of my opponent ones, also managed to delete my article in Wikipedia. Not only that, but they also tried hard to eliminate me from the net-world, but thanks to Google Search, which significantly displayed Ehsan Sehgal more than that it was. Consequently, they stayed humiliated with their actions of bad-faith. These days on social media, a non-Muslim, non-Christian; however, self-made and self-claimed, Mr. Miraza Masroor Ahmad is in Google Search as Present Khalifa Of Islam, which is indeed not only incorrect only; it is a shameless and false claim for provoking the real Muslims. As a fact, Qadiyanis are neither Muslim nor Christian; they are just grifters and cozeners. Qadiyanis know that they deliberately victimize Muslims theoretically to become practically victimizers, for achieving empathy and sympathy from Westerners stupids and idiots, who have even not a little knowledge and study about Islam and Christianity, except media discriminations and wrong interpretations with the ill-mental context.

  5. James Gahan:

    One of Jimmy’s friends heard about what happened at the club, he went to get more information. I remember I sat in the dark just in total shock, just waiting for anything that I could get. Nobody knew where Jimmy was. At around five o’clock, we then received a notice for family members to go to some hotel that was now a command center set up by the governor. We pretty much knew at that point it was just going to be a question of identification.


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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