English definition of “command”
/kəˈmɑːnd/ verb formal
CONTROL [T] › to control someone or something and tell them what to do: He commanded the armed forces.
ORDER [I, T] › to order someone to do something: [+ to do sth] The officer commanded his men to shoot.
command attention/loyalty/respect, etc › to deserve and get attention, loyalty, respect, etc from other people