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English definition of “command”

command

verb (RECEIVE)    /kəˈmɑːnd/ US  /-ˈmænd/
[T] to deserve and get something good, such as attention, respect, or a lot of money: She was one of those teachers who just commanded respect. She commands one of the highest fees per film in Hollywood.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
(Definition of command verb (RECEIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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