command

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kəˈmɑːnd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kəˈmænd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kə mand, -mänd)


command
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Sense: Noun: order
Synonyms:
order , direction , instruction , ultimatum, demand , summons , directive, injunction, behest, edict, call , decree , dictate, rule , imposition, notification , mandate , charge , bidding , proclamation, dictation, commandment, writ, citation, imperative, will , law , act , fiat, word , request , order of the day
Antonyms:
proposal , suggestion , request , recommendation , plea , countermand, revocation, reversal , retraction
Sense: Noun: power to issue orders
Synonyms:
power , authority , control , domination, sway , rule , mastery , dominion, sovereignty, compulsion, charge , prerogative, hold , grip , grasp , authorization , authorisation (UK), supremacy, primacy, jurisdiction, tyranny, the upper hand, lead , predominance
Antonyms:
powerlessness, helplessness, weakness , obedience, compliance , submission , servitude
Sense: Noun: ability or skill
Synonyms:
mastery , skill , expertise , facility , grasp , ability , competence , knowledge , know-how (slang), proficiency , skillfulness, skilfulness (UK), prowess , adroitness, dexterity, handiness, art , craft , deftness, artistry
Antonyms:
inability , incompetence, unfamiliarity
Sense: Noun: area or group subject to orders
Synonyms:
unit , squad , group , company , battalion, regiment, division , army , post , camp , garrison, brigade, platoon, corps, battery , squadron
Antonyms:
subordinate, soldier , foot soldier
Sense: Verb: issue a command
Synonyms:
issue a command, issue an order, order , bid , tell , charge , direct , instruct , dictate, decree , authorize, authorise (UK), demand , call , summon , mandate , give orders, give directions, call on, call upon, take charge, take the lead, ordain, task , compel , lay down the law (informal), put your foot down (informal), boss sb around (informal)
Antonyms:
propose , suggest , request , recommend , countermand, revoke, reverse , retract, cancel , rescind, obey, mind , comply , follow through, yield , submit
Sense: Verb: have control
Synonyms:
have control, hold sway, have authority, wield influence, be in charge, take the reins, hold the reins, take charge, be the boss, rule the roost (informal), crack the whip (informal), run the show (informal), be in the saddle (informal), be in the driver's seat (US, informal), be in the driving seat (UK, informal), wrap sb around your little finger (informal), have the upper hand (informal), call the shots (informal), have authority over
Antonyms:
follow , obey, comply , submit , yield , serve
Sense: Verb: direct or lead
Synonyms:
direct , lead , manage , be the director of, be the manager of, oversee , supervise, run , guide , govern, be in charge of, take charge of, take control of, have control of, control , captain , head , head up, administer, reign over, be head of, be the boss of, be master of, exercise power over, preside over

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