Meaning of “command” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /kəˈmɑːnd/ formal

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

(Definition of “command verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)