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Definition of Command

Command

  1. To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.
  2. To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.
  3. To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.
  4. 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.
  5. To direct to come; to bestow.
  6. To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.
  7. To have a view, as from a superior position.
  8. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.
  9. The possession or exercise of authority.
  10. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command.
  11. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey.
  12. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge.
  13. 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.

Command Quotations

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Jesus Christ

Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
Robert Benchley

He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command. - Niccolo Machiavelli
He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.
Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
George Herbert
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Command Translations

command in Danish is befaling
command in Dutch is bevelen, aanvoeren, commanderen
command in German is kommandiere, Befehl, Befehl
command in Italian is comandare, comando, dominare
command in Latin is duco, imperium, nutus, praesieo-sedi-ere, mando
command in Portuguese is comando, mando, ordem
command in Spanish is gobernar, precepto, acaudillar
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