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Another word for command

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Verb
  1. To give orders to

    See also:

    words

    over

  2. To have at one's disposal

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    owned

  3. To have authoritative charge of

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    precede

  4. To rise above, especially so as to afford a view of

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    over

Noun
  1. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge

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    over

  2. The act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled

    See also:

    over

  3. The capacity to lead others

    See also:

    precede

  4. Natural or acquired facility in a specific activity

Another word for command

Verb

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