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Synonyms for commandkəˈmænd, -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, command, 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

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

  4. command(noun)

    availability for use

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

  5. command(noun)

    a position of highest authority

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

  6. command, control, mastery(noun)

    great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

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

  8. command(verb)

    be in command of

    Synonyms:
    overtop, require, dominate, control, overlook

  9. command, require(verb)

    make someone do something

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

  10. command(verb)

    demand as one's due

    Synonyms:
    overtop, require, dominate, control, overlook

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

    look down on

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

  12. control, command(verb)

    exercise authoritative control or power over

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

Wiktionary

  1. command(verb)

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

    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

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


Translations for command

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

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