Part of speech:
Exercising the most power, control, or influence:
(Informal) A checking account.
Most important or significant; main; principal
A border or rim of lead, as around a windowpane.
(Uncountable) Making an agreement for later pick up or delivery.
(Uncountable, basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
An authoritative or official decision:
That which issues from a source.
The situation where something is overruled.
The damage caused to a wheel or tire by curbing (running the wheel or tire into or over a curb).
The act by which someone or something is restrained.
Having or showing the ability of a master; expert; skillful; masterly
The agency or apparatus through which a governing individual or body functions and exercises authority.
The definition of imperative is something that has authority or is absolutely necessary.
Showing or having the skill or knowledge of a master; expert
The definition of mandatory is something that is required.
Not assertive; reserved.
Very dignified and noble:
Ranking higher than any other, as in power or importance; chief; supreme
That preponderates; greater in amount, weight, power, influence, importance, etc.; predominant
Currently ruling or holding a position.
Done; finished; past; obsolete
Persuasive, effective, and cogent:
used of a height or viewpoint
(Gram.) Expressing a command
To rise above; exceed in height; tower over
To ask (a person) to do something:
To set down as a rule or direction; order; ordain; direct
To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on:
To become the master of; to subject to one's will, control, or authority; to conquer; to overpower; to subdue.
To bring about by authority or force; force to prevail:
To demand and get by authority or force; insist on
To exercise arbitrary or arrogant rule or control.
To ask for as a right or with authority
To gain control of or subdue by military force:
To give power or authority to; authorize
To command, ask, or tell
(Law) To decide the disposition of (property) by special authority
To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
To restrict; not to allow to go beyond a certain bound.
Captain means to lead.
To guide or lead on a course:
The definition of oblige is to compel, force or obligate someone to do something by force, or to do as someone wishes, or to be indebted to someone.
The definition of oppress is to keep something down using cruel or unjust power.
Push is defined as to press, force or urge a person or thing to move or go away.
To subdue is defined as to gain control over someone or something or to calm or quiet someone or something.
To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.
To force into, or hold in, close bounds; confine
To be in force, use, or effect; be current:
To put down or subdue by force:
To govern as a tyrant; rule with absolute power
To dominate or hold power over, especially through numerical advantage; to outweigh.
To keep from departing or getting away:
To aim, point, or turn in a certain direction:
(Rare) To carry in a coach
To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company.
To oversee and manage; supervise.
To oversee, direct, or manage (work, workers, a project, etc.); superintend
To manage as an administrator.
To manage, control, or direct
To counteract the normal operation of (an automatic control).
To make (a bill, etc.) into a law; pass (a law); decree; ordain
To call or summon by a silent gesture
Proclaim is defined as to announce or declare.
To cite is defined as to tell someone they must appear in court.
To summon is to order to meet, to bring together or to order to come.
To keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
To set aside
To prohibit (an action) or forbid the use of (something), especially by official decree:
(Eccles.) To prohibit; forbid
To prohibit (an action or thing) or forbid (someone) to do something, especially by legal or ecclesiastical order.
To refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order
To proscribe is to make something illegal, or to forbid something to be done, or to banish someone for wrongdoing.
To give justification for; warrant
To summon with such an order
To give or cause (pain, wounds, etc.) by or as by striking; cause to be borne
To assign a task to; require or demand a piece of work of
(Archaic) To cause (oneself) to own, hold, or master something, such as property or knowledge.
To boast about
To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand:
To turn inside out or upside down:
To ask or order to return:
To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist.
(Now Rare) To recall
To cancel or reverse (a previously issued command or order).
To ask for (something) in an urgent or humble manner:
To be, come, or go before in time, place, order, rank, or importance
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