Command synonyms

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To keep under control; restrain:
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That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
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An authoritative order having the force of law.
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A document spelling out what is to be done with the person’s (testator’s) belongings after she has died. Such document has no force while the person is alive and may be altered or revoked at any time, but becomes applicable at the time of the testator’s death to whatever the conditions of the estate are at the time of death. The difference between a deed and a will is that a deed passes an interest upon delivery, while a will is effective only on death.
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The process or period of one's ascent
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A group of people organized for some common purpose, usually of about ten members.
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An authoritative order or command:
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(European Union law) A form of legislative act addressed to the Member States. The directive binds the Member State to reach certain objectives in their national legislation.
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An authoritative command or order.
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An urgent requirement or claim
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The definition of an ultimatum is a demand which, if not met, will end a relationship or otherwise result in some serious consequence.
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A rule or law that forbids something.
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The destruction of an enemy's military potential before it can be used
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The definition of a canon is a principle, law or standard by which people are judged or a member of the clergy living according to these principles or laws.
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The body of regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for governing the conduct of its members.
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The strong attraction or appeal of a given activity or environment:
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An order or process directing a person to report to court as a potential juror.
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(Printing) Arrangement of a printed product’s pages on the printer's sheet so as to have the pages in proper order in the final product.
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1891: Susan Hale, Mexico, volume 27, The Story of the Nations, London: T. Fisher Unwin, page 80:
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An official or authoritative command; an order or injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.
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The cost or price of an article, service, etc.
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A command, bidding; sometimes also, an authoritative request. [from 12th c.]
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The definition of an edict is an order, declaration or command by someone in a position of power or authority.
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(Uncountable) The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge.
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Prohibition or interdiction
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The definition of a ban is a ruling that forcibly stops something.
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A grave warning
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Something needed; necessity; need
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A directive; a command.
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The definition of a subpoena is a written legal order telling someone to come to court.
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The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
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(Law) A judge's remark or observation on some point of law which is not essential to the case in question, hence not binding as a legal precedent
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Writ is defined as legal or holy writings, generally to order people to do certain actions.
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A summons to appear before a court of law
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A command; an order.
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The notice given or received
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A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
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An authoritative command or order.
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A set of rules or principles dealing with a specific area of a legal system:
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The actor or actors presenting such a performance:
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An arbitrary order or decree.
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A demand that something be done; a command.
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News; tidings. [from 10th c.]
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A formal written order, request, or application, as for equipment or tools
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Something asked for:
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That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice.
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The act of enacting, or the state of being enacted.
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The characteristic or most significant aspect or activity:
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A formal notice to a court or public official that the notifier has an interest in a matter or property and requests the suspension of some procedure or proceeding concerning the matter or property until the notifier is given a hearing.
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An option to buy stock at a specified price from an issuing company.
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Power to influence or persuade resulting from knowledge or experience:
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A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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The position or guidance of a leader
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The status of master or ruler; control:
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A dominating or being dominated; rule; control; ascendancy
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A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
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Sovereignty is authority to govern a state or a state that is self governing.
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Power or ability to coerce.
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An irrational need to perform some action, often despite negative consequences.
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(Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
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Control of emotions, impulses, etc.; reserve; constraint
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Complete control:
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The definition of grasp is a firm hold on something.
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The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
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The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
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A right, or power that is exclusive to a monarch etc, especially such a power to make a decision or judgement.
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A legal or moral entitlement.
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The position or office of a head or leader; primacy or command.
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The definition of an authorization is something that allows an action or event or an act of allowing some action or event to happen.
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When used with a designation for a particular group, the assertion that the group in question is superior to or should rule over others.
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Primacy is the condition of being first in line or the highest in rank.
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The power or domain of a suzerain.
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Jurisdiction is defined as the power or authority to decide legal cases.
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The doctrine or system of government under which the ruler has unlimited powers; despotism
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Oppressive and unjust government; despotism
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Lead is defined as a heavy, soft, flexible metal.
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The act, process, or function of supervising.
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The definition of government is the exercise of control or authority over a group of people.
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A position in which one rules or has sovereignty over others.
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(By extension) A great number of things.
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(Military) A unit of armed troops under the command of an officer, and consisting of several smaller units; now specifically, usually composed of two or more battalions. [from 16th c.]
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The act or process of dividing.
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An army means a lot of something.
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(U.S. Air Force) The largest unit, usually composed of two or more air forces
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A message posted in an electronic forum. [from 20th c.]
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A group of people who think alike or share a cause; side:
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(Allusive) Occupants.
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The definition of a brigade is an organized group of people, especially soldiers.
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A military unit composed of two or more squads or sections, normally under the command of a lieutenant: it is a subdivision of a company, troop, etc.
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A tactical subdivision of an army, normally composed of two or more divisions, plus auxiliary service troops
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Batteries may also leak if you mix the two types of batteries - standard batteries and alkaline batteries.
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An area or group subject to orders
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A distinct part of society or of an economy, group, area, etc.; section; segment
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An area or group subject to orders
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The leading units at the front of an army or fleet.
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Rear is defined as the back of something.
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A group of nerve cells regulating a particular function
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An area or group subject to orders
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An area or group subject to orders
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An area or group subject to orders
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An area or group subject to orders
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To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
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An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to perform work or supply services at a specific price. The act of submitting an offer to buy.
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To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
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To give permission for (something); sanction:
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(Law) To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on.
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To give medical advice or prescriptions
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(Intransitive) To have an effect, especially a noticeable one; to be apparent, to be demonstrated.
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To forbid is defined as to order that something not occur, or to prevent something from occurring.
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To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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(US, military) To impede (an enemy); to interrupt or destroy (enemy communications, supply lines etc). [from 20th c.]
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To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
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To obstruct or impede; block:
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To cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.
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To exclude or shut out; bar.
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To request to appear; send for:
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To list the source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.
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To apply equipment, such as curlers and clips, to (hair) in order to style.
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To be in need of; need
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The definition of impose is to go somewhere where you aren't welcome or to force beliefs or ideas on other people.
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To forcibly obtain or produce.
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To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of.
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To give a commission to
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To issue an order
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To issue an order
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To indicate conspicuously; make plain:
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To issue an order
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To formally signal the start of (a meeting or function or assembly or court).
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To send away for, to request a delivery of.
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(Intransitive) To wave and/or to nod to somebody with the intention to make the person come closer.
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To issue an order
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To issue an order
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(Idiomatic, in a classroom) To select (a student).
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To issue an order
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(Idiomatic) To assume leadership over a group.
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To make into law:
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Ordain is defined as to give someone religious authority, or to order or decree.
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To issue an order
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To issue an order
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To assign a task to, or impose a task on.
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To inflict is defined as to cause or force upon.
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To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
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To earnestly and solemnly bind, charge, or command. Frequently, persons who are adjured are placed under oath or a threat of penalty. For example, juries are adjured to consider only the evidence presented at trial as they attempt to reach a verdict in an action.
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(Figuratively) To request, demand.
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To issue an order
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(Idiomatic) To authoritatively or dogmatically assert what is permitted or not permitted.
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(Idiomatic, chiefly US) To make the decisions; to be in charge; to give orders.
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To act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.
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(Informal, literally) To make a car go faster, accelerate.
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To issue an order
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To dominate is defined as to have or take control, or to get all the attention.
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To reject or disallow as contrary to rules or law:
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To have control
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(Archaic) To come to an end through legal means.
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To counteract the normal operation of something.
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To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
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To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
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To serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path.
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To have control
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(Archaic) To lead, or guide; to escort.
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To apply as a remedy:
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Supervise is to watch, direct and manage a task or someone's performance.
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To act as superintendent of; direct; supervise; manage
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To have as an ongoing financial obligation:
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To rule as a sovereign
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To have control
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To dominate or overcome:
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To coach is defined as to train or teach someone.
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To provide with a head:
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To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
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To force to "bite the curb" (hit the pavement curb); see curb stomp.
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To have control
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To have control
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(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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To gain by the use of force or coercion:
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To have control
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To have control
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To have control
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(Informal) To order (a person) about; act bossy with
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Predominate is defined as to have control or authority over.
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To have control
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To have control
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To keep down by force
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To govern or use authority harshly or cruelly; be oppressive
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(Psychiatry) To force (ideas, impulses, etc. painful to the conscious mind) into the unconscious
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To produce or achieve the desired effect; be effective; succeed
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To have control
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To rule (over) in a harsh or arrogant way; tyrannize; bully
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To have control
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To force; compel; oblige
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To obstruct or delay the progress of:
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To overcome, as by persuasion or training; control
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To have control
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To exert pressure or force against, esp. so as to move
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To use force, threat, fraud, or intimidation in attempt to compel one to act against his will.
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To have control
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To have control
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To have control
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To compel by moral, legal, or physical force; constrain
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To shepherd is defined as to herd or guide.
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To exercise command of a ship, aircraft or sports team.
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Train means to guide, coach or instruct.
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To confine or restrict with a limit:
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To have control
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To have control
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To perform the duties of an office; act as an officer
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To carry (someone) high off the ground in a chair or in a seated position, especially as a tribute.
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To have control
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To urge a person; to press on; to incite to action or motion via intrinsic motivation (contrast with propel, to compel or drive extrinsically).
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To move (something) by hitting it with great force.
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To stir the emotions:
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Regulate is defined as to control, direct or adjust.
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To have control
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To have control
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To have control
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(Idiomatic) To appropriate something without permission.
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To have control
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To have control
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(Idiomatic) To assume charge or control.
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(Idiomatic) To be in charge, to be in control, as of a business, political organization, or other group.
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To have control
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(Idiomatic) To be the controlling member(s) of a family, organization, or other group.
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To have control
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(Idiomatic) To be the leader, to be in charge
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To have control
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To have control
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To have control
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To have control
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To have control
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An order to the contrary of a previous one.
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The definition of a revocation is a cancellation.
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Withdrawal, as of a statement, promise, charge, etc.
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To carry out or comply with (a command, for example).
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(Intransitive) To yield or give way to another.
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To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand:
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(Uncountable, business) Management.
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A person or thing having great influence, force, or authority
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A skill, talent, or capacity:
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Inspiring awe and reverence; imposing and magnificent
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Of acknowledged accuracy or excellence; highly reliable:
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Tending to impose one's will on others in an insistent or arrogant manner; domineering.
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Impressively dominant.
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Exaggerated; inflated:
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The definition of grandiose is something that is grand or magnificent or something that is trying to be impressive but is much too large, making it seem pretentious or overdone.
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Urgent; pressing:
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Making a strong impression because of great size, strength, dignity, etc.; impressive
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Of or relating to a magistrate or a magistrate's official functions.
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Required or commanded by authority; obligatory:
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Accepting no refusal or disagreement; imperious, dictatorial. [from 17th c.]
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A bold attempt or display of daring; dash
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(Archaic) To nod or motion with the head.
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To have an influence on (something); change:
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(Obsolete) To confess as true; to acknowledge. [13th-17th c.]
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Might is defined as to express doubt or a lower possibility.
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To command; direct; manage
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An inconsistency or discrepancy:
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A removal of a public official from office by means of a popular vote to prematurely end his or her term of service.
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An instance of reversing.
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The condition of being in conflict; antagonism:
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(Now Rare) Subjection or submission to rank, power, or authority; obedience
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The definition of beg means to plead for something, especially for money or assistance.
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To present an argument, especially in a legal case.
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To revoke is to take away something, to render some decree that has already been made unenforceable, or to make something invalid.
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To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:
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To oppose is to disapprove of or be against something.
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(Law) To revoke a law, or to change a decision into its opposite.
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To talk or write about oneself or something related to oneself in a proud or self-admiring way.
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To have or experience with joy; get pleasure from; relish
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To hold in the hand or in control; own; possess
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To gain strong influence or control over; dominate
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To afford a view over:
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To rise above, especially so as to afford a view of
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Say, voice (in a matter).
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(Physiology) The superior development of or preference for one side of the body or one of a pair of organs; such as being right-handed.
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The quality of being adept.
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A skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation:
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An article or articles made by a process using manual skills
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The state of being expert; skill or proficiency
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A trick; device
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The state or quality of being proficient; competence.
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An art, trade, or technique, particularly one requiring use of the hands or body:
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A method of achieving something or carrying something out, especially one requiring some skill or knowledge. [from 19th c.]
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Alternative spelling of know-how.
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To one's place of residence or business:
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To give orders to
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Simple past tense and past participle of own
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To precede is defined as to go before or introduce.
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(Finance) A document that summarizes financial activity.
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(computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
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To extend or rise over or beyond the top of; tower above.
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An order
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Despotism is defined as a situation in which a ruler has absolute power.
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The office of a director; a directorate
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A council of three that is the highest administrative body
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An empire is defined as a political unit or territory or large geographic area under a unified or supreme authority, often an emperor or empress.
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(Hence, with his or your) Title applied to a lord (except an archbishop or duke, who is called Grace) or a formal form of address applied to a judge (in Great Britain), etc.
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A share in the proceeds paid to an inventor or a proprietor for the right to use his or her invention or services.
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An ability or talent; an aptitude:
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(Algebra) An element of a ring having a multiplicative inverse. (Formerly just the identity element 1R of a ring.)
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(Chemistry) Two or more atoms that are bound together and act as a unit in a number of chemical compounds, such as a hydroxyl (OH) group.
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A group of persons:
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Synonym Study

  • Charge implies the imposition of a task as a duty, trust, or responsibility
  • Enjoin suggests a directing with urgent admonition he enjoined us to secrecy and sometimes implies a legal prohibition the company was enjoined from using false advertising
  • Direct and instruct are both used in connection with supervision, as in business relations, instruct perhaps more often stressing explicitness of details in the directions given
  • Order often stresses peremptoriness, sometimes suggesting an arbitrary exercise of authority I ordered them out of the house
  • Command , when it refers to a giving of orders, implies the formal exercise of absolute authority, as by a sovereign or military leader
Find another word for command. In this page you can discover 317 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for command, like: govern, injunction, decree, will, ascendancy, squad, direction, directive, dictation, demand and ultimatum.