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A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
James Allen

Meaning of "command" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COMMAND

From Old French commander, from Latin com- (intensive) + mandāre to entrust, enjoin, command.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COMMAND

command  [kəˈmɑːnd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMMAND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Command is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb command in English.

WHAT DOES COMMAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of command in the English dictionary

The first definition of command in the dictionary is to order, require, or compel. Other definition of command is to have or be in control or authority over. Command is also to have knowledge or use of.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO COMMAND

PRESENT

Present
I command
you command
he/she/it commands
we command
you command
they command
Present continuous
I am commanding
you are commanding
he/she/it is commanding
we are commanding
you are commanding
they are commanding
Present perfect
I have commanded
you have commanded
he/she/it has commanded
we have commanded
you have commanded
they have commanded
Present perfect continuous
I have been commanding
you have been commanding
he/she/it has been commanding
we have been commanding
you have been commanding
they have been commanding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I commanded
you commanded
he/she/it commanded
we commanded
you commanded
they commanded
Past continuous
I was commanding
you were commanding
he/she/it was commanding
we were commanding
you were commanding
they were commanding
Past perfect
I had commanded
you had commanded
he/she/it had commanded
we had commanded
you had commanded
they had commanded
Past perfect continuous
I had been commanding
you had been commanding
he/she/it had been commanding
we had been commanding
you had been commanding
they had been commanding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will command
you will command
he/she/it will command
we will command
you will command
they will command
Future continuous
I will be commanding
you will be commanding
he/she/it will be commanding
we will be commanding
you will be commanding
they will be commanding
Future perfect
I will have commanded
you will have commanded
he/she/it will have commanded
we will have commanded
you will have commanded
they will have commanded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been commanding
you will have been commanding
he/she/it will have been commanding
we will have been commanding
you will have been commanding
they will have been commanding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would command
you would command
he/she/it would command
we would command
you would command
they would command
Conditional continuous
I would be commanding
you would be commanding
he/she/it would be commanding
we would be commanding
you would be commanding
they would be commanding
Conditional perfect
I would have command
you would have command
he/she/it would have command
we would have command
you would have command
they would have command
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been commanding
you would have been commanding
he/she/it would have been commanding
we would have been commanding
you would have been commanding
they would have been commanding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you command
we let´s command
you command
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to command
Past participle
commanded
Present Participle
commanding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMMAND


counterdemand
ˈkaʊntədɪˌmɑːnd
countermand
ˌkaʊntəˈmɑːnd
darned
dɑːnd
demand
dɪˈmɑːnd
nondemand
ˌnɒndɪˈmɑːnd
redemand
ˌriːdɪˈmɑːnd
remand
rɪˈmɑːnd
reprimand
ˈrɛprɪˌmɑːnd
second-in-command
ˌsɛkəndɪnkəˈmɑːnd
telecommand
ˈtelɪkəˌmɑːnd
Uttarakhand
ˌʊtəˈrækɑːnd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMMAND

comma butterfly
command and control
command economy
command guidance
command key
command language
command line
command module
command paper
command performance
command post
commandable
commandant
commandantship
commandeer
commander
commander in chief
commander-in-chief
commanders in chief
commandership

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMMAND

Air Command
bomber command
chain of command
consumer demand
control command
excess demand
final demand
gourmand
Helmand
high command
in demand
law of supply and demand
Maritime Command
market demand
Mobile Command
on demand
self-command
Strategic Air Command
summand
supply and demand

Synonyms and antonyms of command in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMMAND»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «command» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of command

Translation of «command» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMMAND

Find out the translation of command to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of command from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «command» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

指令
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

orden
570 millions of speakers

English

command
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आदेश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَمْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

команда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ordem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হুকুম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

command
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perintah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Befehl
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

命令
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

명령
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhawuhe
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mệnh lệnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டளை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आदेश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

komuta
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

comando
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozkaz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

наказ
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ordin
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εντολή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

opdrag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

order
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kommando
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of command

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMAND»

The term «command» is very widely used and occupies the 5.394 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMAND» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «command» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «command» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about command

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «COMMAND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word command.
1
James Allen
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
2
Margery Allingham
If one cannot command attention by one's admirable qualities one can at least be a nuisance.
3
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Well, there are other aspects, I still command very good support in the party.
4
Robert Benchley
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
5
Frank Black
I have always been a singer, a writer, and a musician, not as a prodigy or as in a trade handed to me by my parents, but because of an inner voice or maybe a command from beyond reality as it is usually defined.
6
William Bligh
The object of all the former voyages to the South Seas undertaken by the command of his present majesty, has been the advancement of science and the increase of knowledge.
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Constantin Brancusi
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.
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Eddie Campbell
I think in the corridors of power these dangerous kinds of orders are issued in a much more vague way, passed down two or three levels of command before they're given to the assassin.
9
Brandi Carlile
I stand firm behind the belief that, for me, songwriting isn't something that I do or command, it happens to me. I can either choose to stop and acknowledge it, or put it off and hope that it won't fade away. 'That Wasn't Me' is no exception - it came together more quickly than any other song I have ever constructed on my own.
10
Curtis Carlson
Only as long as a company can produce a desired, worthwhile, and needed product or service, and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeed.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMMAND»

Discover the use of command in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to command and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Command: Deep Inside the President's Secret Army
Because of such high profile missions as Operation Neptune's Spear, which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, JSOC has attracted the public's attention. But Americans only know a fraction of the real story.
Marc Ambinder, D. B. Grady, 2012
2
Linux Command Line
Designed for command-line users of all levels, the book takes readers from the first keystrokes to the process of writing powerful programs in the command line's native language.
William E. Shotts (Jr.), 2012
3
Command Authority
The #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the modern day thriller returns with his All-Star team.
Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney, 2013
4
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, ...
At the heart of the book lies the struggle, amid the rolling hills and small farms of Damascus, Arkansas, to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States.
Eric Schlosser, 2013
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Second in Command: Becoming a Next Generation Leader of ...
This book is the best encouragement you can get to give you the confidence and faith to function up to your fullest potential where God has placed you, trusting the future to Him who calls and anoints and sends into new arenas of service.
Dutch Sheets, Chris Jackson, 2011
6
Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen and Leadership in Wartime
The lessons of the book apply not just to President Bush and other world leaders in the war on terrorism, but to anyone who faces extreme adversity at the head of a free organization -- including leaders and managers throughout the ...
Eliot A. Cohen, 2012
7
CCNA Portable Command Guide
CCNA Portable Command Guide Second Edition All the CCNA 640-802 commands in one compact, portable resource Preparing for the CCNA® exam? Here are all the CCNA-level commands you need in one condensed, portable resource.
Scott Empson, 2007
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Command in War
Many books have been written about strategy, tactics, and great commanders. This is the first book to deal exclusively with the nature of command itself, and to trace its development over two thousand years from ancient Greece to Vietnam.
Martin L. Van Creveld, 1985
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Command at Sea
Considered the bible of commanding officers at sea, this classic guide covers virtually every subject of relevance to the command of a U.S. Navy ship.
James Stavridis, William P. Mack, 1999
10
Company Command: The Bottom Line
A "Dutch-Uncle" approach to advising those who assume "first" command. Written by an Army officer primarily for Army company commanders, the book contains information, suggestions, & insights applicable to other services.
John G. Meyer, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMMAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term command is used in the context of the following news items.
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In command: Miley strikes out season-high nine
"After a game in Toronto in which he battled his command, I thought he was sharp tonight. He had a very good fastball. They attack him early in ... «Comcast SportsNet New England, Jul 15»
2
Boynton OKs changes to police command staff
Assistant chief and captain positions are coming to the city Police Department's command staff, moves that are part of a larger-scale ... «MyPalmBeachPost, Jul 15»
3
China a 'Command Economy,' Not Market Economy: Every
Michael Every, head of financial markets research at Rabobank Group in Hong Kong, talks about China's stocks, policies and economy. «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
4
Skugga sunglasses tint on command or automatically
Well, that didn't take long. In less than a year, electrochromic sunglasses have gone from being experimental to an actual product, with Dutch ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
5
Take on The Great Command-Line Challenge
Notice the use of pipes in this simple command-line program that lists each logged-in user a single time no matter how many logins they have ... «opensource.com, Jul 15»
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New Leader Takes Command of Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk
Coast Guard Cmdr. Craig J. Wieschhorster and Cmdr. Adam B. Morrison stand at attention during the change of command ceremony for the ... «Military.com, Jul 15»
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Erie US Coast Guard Station Gets New Command
Erie's U.S. Coast Guard Station gets a change in command. Chief Petty Officer Matthew Jordan is now in command of Erie's Coast Guard ... «YourErie, Jul 15»
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U.S. Army Materiel Command warns against online scammers …
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The US Army Materiel Command has a warning for the public: be wary of people posing as Army personnel ... «whnt.com, Jul 15»
9
Mexico: High Army Command Should Be Probed In Tlatlaya Massacre
Mexico: High Army Command Should Be Probed In Tlatlaya Massacre. On June 3', 2014, 22 people were killed in the small town of Tlatlaya, ... «teleSUR English, Jul 15»
10
Vizhinjam Hold-up Linked to Congress High Command; CM …
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Congress high-command's objection to the Adani Group, reportedly, is delaying the Letter of Award (LoA) to ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»

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