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Definition of "command" [com•mand]

  • To direct with authority; give orders to. (verb-transitive)
  • To have control or authority over; rule: a general who commands an army. (verb-transitive)
  • To have at one's disposal: a person who commands seven languages. (verb-transitive)
  • To deserve and receive as due; exact: The troops' bravery commanded respect. (verb-transitive)
  • To exercise dominating, authoritative influence over: "He commands any room he enters” ( Stephen Schiff). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "command" in a sentence
  • "Most browsers have a command to enlarge text – on my Mac Firefox, I just hit command-+. mrg replied to comment from Wayne"
  • "This example uses the @command decorator to declare that the function is a django-boss command."
  • "* Send command to smtp server function server_send ($command, $private_info = false) fputs ($this - > socket, $command. "\r\n");"