command

command
v
1. order, direct, charge, adjure, instruct, dictate; require, demand, exact, compel, make, coerce, force, task, inflict upon, lay on, obligate, impose upon; bid, tell, request, ask for, call upon, summon, call for, Law. subpoena, cite; enjoin, prescribe, lay down the law, give orders, determine; decree, ordain, enact, authorize, warrant, appoint, name, assign, designate.
2. rule, control, have control over, govern; boss, call the shots, Inf. call the tune, call the plays, run the show, have it all one's way; be in control, be in command, be in the driver's seat, be in the saddle, wear the pants or trousers, be in a position of authority; hold the purse strings, hold all the cards, be master of the situation, be on top of, have [s.o.] under one's thumb, have under control, have well in hand.
3. supervise, direct, superintend, oversee, preside over, officiate, head, lead, conduct, manage, administer, have or be in charge of; keep under control, hold in hand, hold in check, hold or keep in line; discipline, maintain order, regulate, regiment; dominate, rule the roost, wear the crown, occupy the throne, have the whip or upper hand, wield the scepter, wield the power or authority.
4. dominate, overlook, survey; tower above, loom over, stand over, bestride; overshadow, eclipse, overtop, rise above, be superior to; outshine, be in the ascendant, be supreme, crown, top, cap, beat; surpass, exceed, overrule, override, prevail over; dwarf, detract from, take away from.
n
5. order, dictate, dictation, dictum, instruction, direction, directive, behest, Archaic. hest, imperative, ultimatum; exaction, imposition, requirement, demand, requisition, appointment, assignation, assignment; commandment, will, precept, prescript, prescription, enjoinment, ordainment; rule, regulation, ordinance, statute, act, law; mandate, decree, edict, proclamation, pronunciamento, manifesto; assertion, claim, statement, declaration, determination; admonition, injunction, charge, exhortation; bidding, summons, call, request, invitation, notification; authorization, warrant, Law. mittimus, citation, Law. writ, Law. subpoena, Law. mandamus.
6. control, mastery, power, authority, say-so, influence, sway; domination, sovereignty, supremacy, ascendancy; whip or upper hand, reins, helm, rudder; dominion, reign, rule, government, regulation, direction, lead; supervision, superintendence, oversight, management; leadership, captaincy, presidency, chieftaincy, chieftainship, headship; governorship, stewardship, charge, jurisdiction, protectorship; dictatorship, czarism, Caesarism, kaiserism, imperialism; tyranny, U.S. (usu. of politics) bossism, despotism, absolutism.
7. dominance, prominence, height, altitude, elevation, eminence, vantage point, advantage; view, outlook, prospect, eyeshot, eyesight, ken; expanse, extent, scope, sweep, range, reach, span, compass, limit, horizon.

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