[kə'mɑːnd] or [kə'mænd]


(noun.) availability for use; 'the materials at the command of the potters grew'.

(noun.) the power or authority to command; 'an admiral in command'.

(noun.) great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; 'a good command of French'.

(noun.) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something.

(noun.) a military unit or region under the control of a single officer.

(noun.) a position of highest authority; 'the corporation has just undergone a change in command'.

(verb.) make someone do something.

(verb.) be in command of; 'The general commanded a huge army'.

(verb.) demand as one's due; 'This speaker commands a high fee'; 'The author commands a fair hearing from his readers'.

埃弗雷特编辑--From WordNet


(v. t.) To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.

(v. t.) To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.

(v. t.) To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.

(v. t.) To have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price.

(v. t.) To direct to come; to bestow.

(v. i.) To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.

(v. i.) To have a view, as from a superior position.

(n.) An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.

(n.) The possession or exercise of authority.

(n.) Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command.

(n.) Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey.

(n.) Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge.

(n.) A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer.



v. a. [1]. Order, direct, bid, charge, require, enjoin.[2]. Rule, govern, sway, control, lead, preside over.[3]. Claim, challenge.[4]. Overlook, have under range of vision.

v. n. Govern, rule, exercise authority, have control, take the lead, rule the roost.

n. [1]. Order, direction, injunction, mandate, behest, bidding, charge, requisition, commandment, word of command.[2]. Rule, sway, authority, power, dominion, government, control, ascendancy, supremacy.




SYN:Order, direct, instruct, charge, bid, enjoin

ANT:Supplicate, entreat, persuade, beg, petition, suggest, represent



v.t. to order: to bid: to exercise supreme authority over: (Shak.) to demand: to cause to act: (Shak.) to exact: to have within sight influence or control.—v.i. to have chief authority: to govern.—n. an order: authority: message: the ability to overlook or influence: the thing commanded.—ns. Commandant′ an officer who has the command of a place or of a body of troops Commandant′ship.—v.t. Commandeer′ to compel to military service.—ns. Command′er one who commands: an officer in the navy next in rank under a captain; Command′er-in-chief the highest staff appointment in the British army: the officer in supreme command of an army or of the entire forces of the state; Command′ership; Command′ery the district under a commander specially used in connection with the Templars the Hospitallers and other religious orders.—adj. Command′ing fitted to impress or control.—adv. Command′ingly.—n. Command′ment a command: a precept.—Commander of the Faithful a title of the caliphs.—At Command available for use; On command under orders.—Ten Commandments the ten Mosaic laws: (slang) the ten finger-nails used by women in fighting.



To dream of being commanded, denotes that you will be humbled in some way by your associates for scorn shown your superiors. To dream of giving a command, you will have some honor conferred upon you. If this is done in a tyrannical or boastful way disappointments will follow.





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