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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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Example sentences of the word second-in-command


1. Noun Phrase
In the Rough Riders, however, he was only second in command.

2. Noun Phrase
There are several terms for referring to the second in command in military ranks.

3. Noun Phrase
Chief mate is the official international designation on Merchant Marine ships for the second in command.

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. second

adjective. ['ˈsɛkənd'] coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude.

Synonyms

  • ordinal
  • 2nd

Antonyms

  • beseeching
  • slow
  • future

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

7. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites.

Synonyms

  • millisecond
  • minute
  • msec
  • sec
  • min
  • leap second
  • time unit
  • s

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

8. second

noun. ['ˈsɛkənd'] an indefinitely short time.

Synonyms

  • blink of an eye
  • bit
  • instant
  • split second
  • minute
  • mo
  • wink
  • moment
  • heartbeat
  • jiffy
  • trice
  • twinkling
  • time
  • flash

Antonyms

  • advance
  • front
  • fore
  • anterior

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

9. second

adverb. ['ˈsɛkənd'] in the second place.

Antonyms

  • big

Etymology

  • seconde (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secunda (Latin)
  • seconder (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • secundo (Latin)
  • secont (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • secundus (Latin)

10. in

adverb. ['ɪn, ˈɪn'] to or toward the inside of.

Synonyms

  • inward

Antonyms

  • unsnarl
  • recede

Etymology

  • inne (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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