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Meaning & Definition of Command in English

English

Command

/kəmænd/

noun

1. An authoritative direction or instruction to do something

    synonym:
  • command
  • ,
  • bid
  • ,
  • bidding
  • ,
  • dictation

2. A military unit or region under the control of a single officer

    synonym:
  • command

3. The power or authority to command

  • "An admiral in command"
    synonym:
  • command

4. Availability for use

  • "The materials at the command of the potters grew"
    synonym:
  • command

5. A position of highest authority

  • "The corporation has just undergone a change in command"
    synonym:
  • command

6. Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

  • "A good command of french"
    synonym:
  • command
  • ,
  • control
  • ,
  • mastery

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

    synonym:
  • instruction
  • ,
  • command
  • ,
  • statement
  • ,
  • program line

verb

1. Be in command of

  • "The general commanded a huge army"
    synonym:
  • command

2. Make someone do something

    synonym:
  • command
  • ,
  • require

3. Demand as one's due

  • "This speaker commands a high fee"
  • "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
    synonym:
  • command

4. Look down on

  • "The villa dominates the town"
    synonym:
  • dominate
  • ,
  • command
  • ,
  • overlook
  • ,
  • overtop

5. Exercise authoritative control or power over

  • "Control the budget"
  • "Command the military forces"
    synonym:
  • control
  • ,
  • command

Examples of using

Who's in command of this unit?
Does Tom have a good command of French?
Tom has a good command of French.