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Meaning of “command” - Learner’s Dictionary

command

verb     /kəˈmɑːnd/ formal
CONTROL [T] to control someone or something and tell them what to do: He commanded the armed forces.Giving orders and commands
ORDER [I, T] to order someone to do something: [+ to do sth] The officer commanded his men to shoot.Giving orders and commands
command attention/loyalty/respect, etc to deserve and get attention, loyalty, respect, etc from other peopleGetting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of thingsDeserving and deserved
(Definition of command verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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