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  1. [noun] an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    Synonyms: bid, bidding, dictation

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

  3. [noun] the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"

  4. [noun] availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"

  5. [noun] a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"

  6. [noun] great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
    Synonyms: control, mastery

  7. [noun] (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
    Synonyms: instruction, statement, program line

  8. [verb] be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"

  9. [verb] make someone do something
    Synonyms: require, compel

  10. [verb] demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"

  11. [verb] look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
    Synonyms: dominate, overlook, overtop

  12. [verb] exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
    Synonyms: control


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