command

I UK [kəˈmɑːnd] / US [kəˈmænd] noun
Word forms "command":
singular command plural commands
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1) [countable] an official order

Who gave the command to open fire?

2) [countable] computing an instruction that you give to a computer to make it do something

the log-on command

3) [uncountable] control of a group of people, especially in the armed forces
in command:

Franco was in overall command of the military.

be under someone's command:

The ship is under the command of Captain Blake.

4) [uncountable] control of something such as a situation or your feelings
take command (of something):

United soon took command of the game.

in command of yourself/your emotions etc:

He tries to project the image of a man in command of himself.

5)
a) [countable] a section of the armed forces that does a particular job and has its own leader
b) a group of officers who control a section of an army, navy, or air force

II UK [kəˈmɑːnd] / US [kəˈmænd] verb
Word forms "command":
present tense I/you/we/they command he/she/it commands present participle commanding past tense commanded past participle commanded
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1)
a) [transitive] to be the leader of a group of people, especially in the armed forces

The platoon was commanded by Lt. John F. Williams.

b) to be in charge of an activity that involves a group of people, especially in the armed forces

Lovell commanded the Apollo 13 mission to the moon.

2) [intransitive/transitive] to officially order someone to do something
command someone to do something:

He commanded his men to retreat.

command (that):

The King commanded that she be executed.

3) [transitive] to have something such as people's respect or attention

He commands the respect of everyone who works for him.

4) [transitive] formal to have a particular price or value, especially a high one

Ivory still commands a very high price.

5) [transitive] formal if a place commands a view, you can see that view from it

English dictionary. 2014.

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