Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun command

7 senses of command

Sense 1
command, bid, bidding, dictation -- (an authoritative direction or instruction to do something)
       => speech act -- (the use of language to perform some act)

Sense 2
command -- (a military unit or region under the control of a single officer)
       => military unit, military force, military group, force -- (a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men")

Sense 3
command -- (the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command")
       => authority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-so -- (the power or right to give orders or make decisions; "he has the authority to issue warrants"; "deputies are given authorization to make arrests"; "a place of potency in the state")

Sense 4
command -- (availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew")
       => handiness, accessibility, availability, availableness -- (the quality of being at hand when needed)

Sense 5
command -- (a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command")
       => status, position -- (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life")

Sense 6
command, control, mastery -- (great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French")
       => skillfulness -- (the state of being cognitively skillful)

Sense 7
instruction, command, statement, program line -- ((computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program)
       => code, computer code -- ((computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb command

5 senses of command

Sense 1
command -- (be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army")
       => dominate, master -- (have dominance or the power to defeat over; "Her pain completely mastered her"; "The methods can master the problems")

Sense 2
command, require -- (make someone do something)
       => order, tell, enjoin, say -- (give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed")

Sense 3
command -- (demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers")
       => demand, exact -- (claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan")

Sense 4
dominate, command, overlook, overtop -- (look down on; "The villa dominates the town")
       => lie -- (be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position)

Sense 5
control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

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