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1. command

noun. ['kəˈmænd'] an authoritative direction or instruction to do something.

Synonyms

  • speech act
  • direction
  • countermand
  • behest
  • charge
  • bid
  • order
  • commandment
  • dictation
  • bidding
  • commission
  • open sesame

Antonyms

  • repel
  • disorganise
  • disorganize
  • injudiciousness

Etymology

  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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How do you pronounce command?

Pronounce command as kəˈmænd.

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Example sentences of the word command


1. Noun, singular or mass
Give him a morsel of food the instant his butt hits the ground after each command.

2. Verb, base form
Eventually you’ll be able to lose the treat totally and just use your voice to command him.

Quotes containing the word command


1. All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself.
- Jesus Christ

2. When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

3. I stand firm behind the belief that, for me, songwriting isn't something that I do or command, it happens to me. I can either choose to stop and acknowledge it, or put it off and hope that it won't fade away. 'That Wasn't Me' is no exception - it came together more quickly than any other song I have ever constructed on my own.
- Brandi Carlile

2. command

noun. ['kəˈmænd'] a military unit or region under the control of a single officer.

Synonyms

  • force
  • military force
  • Air Combat Command
  • Air Force Space Command
  • military group
  • ACC
  • AFSPC

Antonyms

  • follower
  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear

Etymology

  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. command

verb. ['kəˈmænd'] be in command of.

Synonyms

  • officer
  • master
  • general

Antonyms

  • lose
  • discontinue
  • let go of
  • defy

Etymology

  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. command

verb. ['kəˈmænd'] make someone do something.

Synonyms

  • interdict
  • veto
  • forbid
  • burden
  • proscribe
  • saddle
  • require
  • enjoin
  • order
  • charge
  • nix
  • requisition
  • tell
  • disallow
  • say

Antonyms

  • permit
  • take
  • deny
  • enable

Etymology

  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. command

verb. ['kəˈmænd'] demand as one's due.

Synonyms

  • demand

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • let

Etymology

  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. command

noun. ['kəˈmænd'] the power or authority to command.

Synonyms

  • say-so
  • authority
  • potency
  • dominance
  • authorisation

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • undock
  • break
  • irrelevance

Etymology

  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. command

noun. ['kəˈmænd'] availability for use.

Synonyms

  • accessibility
  • availableness
  • handiness

Antonyms

  • unavailability
  • antinode
  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. command

noun. ['kəˈmænd'] great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity.

Synonyms

  • skillfulness
  • control

Antonyms

  • unpointedness
  • inactivity
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. command

noun. ['kəˈmænd'] a position of highest authority.

Synonyms

  • position

Antonyms

  • tail
  • foot

Etymology

  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. command

verb. ['kəˈmænd'] look down on.

Synonyms

  • shadow
  • lie
  • overtop
  • overlook
  • dwarf
  • overshadow

Antonyms

  • dishonest
  • crooked
  • indirectness
  • unrelated

Etymology

  • comander (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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