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commanding

adjective

1 commanding

Used of a height or viewpoint:
— A commanding view of the ocean.

synonyms: dominating, overlooking.

Roget 741: commanding etc. v.; authoritative etc. 737; decretory, decretive, decretal; callable, jussive.   

Roget 642: important; of importance etc. n.; momentous, material; to the point; not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at; egregious; weighty etc. (influential) ... show more




Moby thesaurus: absolute, ascendant, at the head, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, boss, chief, clothed with authority, compelling, competent, consequential, considerable, controlling, decretal, decretive, decretory, dictating, directing ... show more.

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command

noun

1 command

An authoritative direction or instruction to do something.

synonyms: bid, bidding, dictation.

Roget 741: command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.    despatch, ... show more

Roget 630: requirement, need, wants, necessities; necessaries, necessaries of life; stress, exigency, pinch, sine qua non, matter of necessity; case of need, case of life or death.    needfulness, ... show more

Dutch: dictee

2 command

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

Dutch: bevel, commando, opdracht
Polish: dowództwo, wodza

3 command

The power or authority to command.

Polish: dowództwo

4 command

Availability for use.

5 command

A position of highest authority.

Dutch: aanvoering, beschikking, bevel, commando

6 command

Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity:
— A good command of French.

synonyms: control, mastery.

Roget 693: direction; management, managery; government, gubernation, conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance; bossism [U.S.]; legislature; steerage, pilotage; ... show more

Roget 737a: government, legal authority, soveriegn, sovereign authority; authority etc. 737; master etc. 745; direction etc. 693.    [nations] ... show more

7 command

computer science A line of code written as part of a computer program.

synonyms: instruction, program line, statement.

Dutch: bemerking, verklaring
Polish: instrukcja

verb

1 command

Be in command of.

Roget 741: command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.    prescribe, set, appoint, mark out; set a task, prescribe a task, ... show more

Roget 777: possess, have, hold, occupy, enjoy; be possessed of etc. adj.; have in hand etc. adj.; own etc. 780; ... show more

Dutch: commanderen

2 command

Make someone do something.

synonym: require.

Dutch: bevelen, commanderen, dicteren, gebieden, gelasten, ordonneren, prescriberen, verordonneren, voorschrijven

3 command

Demand as one's due.

4 command

Look down on.

synonyms: dominate, overlook, overtop.

Roget 206: be high etc. adj.; tower, soar, command; hover, hover over, fly over; orbit, be in orbit; cap, culminate; overhang, ... show more

Dutch: neerkijken, neerzien

5 command

Exercise authoritative control or power over:
— Command the military forces.

synonym: control.


Moby thesaurus: ALGOL, COBOL, FORTRAN, ability, acme, address, adeptness, administer, administrate, administration, adroitness, airmanship, alphabetic data, alphanumeric code, angular data, animus, aplomb, appetence, appetency, appetite ... show more.

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