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command

 
Noun command has 7 senses
  1. command, bid, bidding, dictation - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    --1 is a kind of speech act
    --1 has particulars:
     countermand; order; commission, charge, direction; commandment; injunction; behest; open sesame
    Derived form: verb command2
  2. command - a military unit or region under the control of a single officer
    --2 is a kind of
    military unit, military force, military group, force
    --2 has particulars: Air Combat Command, ACC; Air Force Space Command, AFSPC
    Derived form: verb command1
  3. command - the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"
    --3 is a kind of
    authority, authorization, authorisation, dominance, say-so
    Derived forms: verb command5, verb command1
  4. command - availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"
    --4 is a kind of
    handiness, accessibility, availability, availableness
  5. command - a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"
    --5 is a kind of
    status, position
    Derived forms: verb command5, verb command1
  6. command, control, mastery - great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
    --6 is a kind of skillfulness
  7. instruction, command, statement, program line - (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
    --7 is a kind of code, computer code
    --7 is a part of program, programme, computer program, computer programme
    --7 has particulars:
     call; command line; link; macro, macro instruction; system error; toggle
Verb command has 5 senses
  1. command - be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"
    --1 is one way to
    dominate, master
    Derived forms: noun command5, noun command2, noun command3, noun commandant1, noun commander2, noun commander4, noun commander3, noun commander1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. command, require, compel - make someone do something
    --2 is one way to order, tell, enjoin, say
    Derived forms: noun commandment1, noun command1
    Sample sentence:
    They command him to write the letter
  3. command - demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
    --3 is one way to
    demand, exact
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. dominate, command, overlook, overtop - look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
    --4 is one way to lie
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
    Derived forms: noun command5, noun command3, noun commandant1, noun commander2, noun commander4, noun commander3, noun commander1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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