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"commanding" in British English

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commandingadjective

uk   /kəˈmɑːn.dɪŋ/  us   /-ˈmæn-/

commanding adjective (WITH AUTHORITY)

[before noun] having the ​authority to give ​orders: a commanding ​officer A commanding ​voice or ​mannerseems to have ​authority and ​thereforedemandsyourattention: his commanding ​presence

commanding adjective (STRONG POSITION)

[before noun] in a very ​successfulposition and ​likely to ​win or ​succeed: He has a commanding lead in the ​championships.
a commanding position/view formal a ​position or ​view from which a lot of ​land can be ​seen: The ​houseoccupies a commanding ​position at the ​top of the ​valley.
(Definition of commanding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"commanding" in American English

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commandingadjective

 us   /kəˈmæn·dɪŋ/
having a ​position of ​authority or ​control: Her commanding ​officer said her ​performance was ​excellent. A commanding ​voice or ​manner is one that ​seems to have ​authority and ​therefore gets ​yourattention.
(Definition of commanding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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