command, bid, bidding, dictation(noun)
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, mastery(noun)
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, command, domination, control condition, ascendence
instruction, command, statement, program line(verb)
(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, command, 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, overtop(verb)
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, command, 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, command, insure, curb, see, contain
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
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
- 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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