Synonyms of command


1. command, bid, bidding, dictation, speech act

usage: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

2. command, military unit, military force, military group, force

usage: a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

3. command, authority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-so

usage: the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"

4. command, handiness, accessibility, availability, availableness

usage: availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"

5. command, status, position

usage: a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"

6. command, control, mastery, skillfulness

usage: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"

7. instruction, command, statement, program line, code, computer code

usage: (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program


1. command, dominate, master

usage: be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"

2. command, require, order, tell, enjoin, say

usage: make someone do something

3. command, demand, exact

usage: demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"

4. dominate, command, overlook, overtop, lie

usage: look down on; "The villa dominates the town"

5. control, command

usage: exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"

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Definition and meaning of command (Dictionary)