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    command - Dictionary definition and meaning for word command

    Definition
    (noun) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    Synonyms : bid , bidding , dictation
    Definition
    (noun) a military unit or region under the control of a single officer Definition
    (noun) the power or authority to command
    Example Sentence
    • an admiral in command
    Definition
    (noun) availability for use
    Example Sentence
    • the materials at the command of the potters grew
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    (noun) a position of highest authority
    Example Sentence
    • the corporation has just undergone a change in command
    Definition
    (noun) great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
    Synonyms : control , mastery
    Example Sentence
    • a good command of French
    Definition
    (noun) (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program Definition
    (verb) be in command of
    Example Sentence
    • The general commanded a huge army
    Definition
    (verb) make someone do something
    Synonyms : require
    Definition
    (verb) demand as one's due
    Example Sentence
    • This speaker commands a high fee
    • The author commands a fair hearing from his readers
    Definition
    (verb) look down on
    Synonyms : dominate , overlook , overtop
    Example Sentence
    • The villa dominates the town
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    (verb) exercise authoritative control or power over
    Synonyms : control
    Example Sentence
    • control the budget
    • Command the military forces
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