Synonyms for 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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