command

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command /kəˈmɑːnd/ vb
  1. (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to order, require, or compel
  2. to have or be in control or authority over (a person, situation, etc)
  3. (transitive) to receive as due or because of merit: his nature commands respect
  4. to dominate (a view, etc) as from a height
n
  1. an order; mandate
  2. the act of commanding
  3. the power or right to command
  4. the exercise of the power to command
  5. ability or knowledge; control: a command of French
  6. chiefly the jurisdiction of a commander
  7. a military unit or units commanding a specific area or function, as in the RAF
  8. Brit an invitation from the monarch
  9. (as modifier): a command performance
  10. a word or phrase that can be selected from a menu or typed after a prompt in order to carry out an action
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French commander, from Latin com- (intensive) + mandāre to entrust, enjoin, command



Command /kəˈmɑːnd/ n
  1. any of the three main branches of the Canadian military forces



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