com|mand1 [ kə`mænd ] noun ***
1. ) count an official order:
Are you refusing to obey my commands?
a ) an instruction that you give to a computer to make it do something:
the log-on command
2. ) uncount control of a group of people, especially in the military:
in command: Franco was in overall command of the military.
be under someone's command: The battleship is under the command of Captain Blake.
a ) control of something such as a situation or your feelings:
take command (of something): The home team soon took command of the game.
in command of yourself/your emotions etc.: He tries to project the image of a man in command of himself.
3. ) count a section of the armed forces that does a particular job and has its own leader
a ) a group of officers who control a section of an army, navy, or air force
at your command
if you have something such as a skill at your command, you are able to use it well:
You will need to use all the tact at your command.
command of something
knowledge of a particular subject, especially the ability to speak a foreign language:
She has an excellent command of Russian.
com|mand 2 [ kə`mænd ] verb **
▸ 1 be leader/in charge
▸ 2 order someone to do something
▸ 3 have/get respect
▸ 4 have (high) price/value
▸ 5 have view
1. ) transitive to be the leader of a group of people, especially in the military:
a platoon commanded by Lt. John F. Williams
a ) to be in charge of an activity that involves a group of people, especially in the military:
Lovell commanded the Apollo 13 mission to the moon.
2. ) intransitive or transitive to officially order someone to do something:
command someone to do something: He commanded his men to retreat.
command that: The King commanded that she be executed.
3. ) transitive to have something such as people's respect or attention:
He commands the respect of everyone who works for him.
4. ) transitive FORMAL to have a particular price or value, especially a high one:
Ivory still commands a very high price.
5. ) transitive FORMAL if a place commands a view, you can see that view from it

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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