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When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation.
Adelbert von Chamisso

Meaning of "commanding" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COMMANDING

commanding  [kəˈmɑːndɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMMANDING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Commanding is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES COMMANDING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of commanding in the English dictionary

The first definition of commanding in the dictionary is being in command. Other definition of commanding is having the air of authority. Commanding is also exerting control.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMMANDING


binding
ˈbaɪndɪŋ
branding
ˈbrændɪŋ
corresponding
ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndɪŋ
demanding
dɪˈmɑːndɪŋ
descending
dɪˈsɛndɪŋ
ending
ˈɛndɪŋ
expanding
ɪkˈspændɪŋ
finding
ˈfaɪndɪŋ
funding
ˈfʌndɪŋ
landing
ˈlændɪŋ
nondemanding
ˌnɒndɪˈmɑːndɪŋ
outstanding
ˌaʊtˈstændɪŋ
overdemanding
ˌəʊvədɪˈmɑːndɪŋ
pending
ˈpɛndɪŋ
spending
ˈspendɪŋ
standing
ˈstændɪŋ
surrounding
səˈraʊndɪŋ
undemanding
ˌʌndɪˈmɑːndɪŋ
understanding
ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ
wounding
ˈwuːndɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMMANDING

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
commandery
commanding officer
commandingly
commandment
commando
commando operation

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMMANDING

according
ascending
astounding
banding
bonding
crowdfunding
defending
founding
freestanding
grinding
grounding
impending
long-standing
mending
misunderstanding
never-ending
notwithstanding
pounding
sounding
vending
winding

Synonyms and antonyms of commanding in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMMANDING»

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

Translation of «commanding» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMMANDING

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

Translator English - Chinese

支配的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dominante
570 millions of speakers

English

commanding
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कमांडिंग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القائد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

командуя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autoritário
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আদেশসূচক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

commanding
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memerintahkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

führend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

堂々とした
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우세한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pangrasane
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chỉ huy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டளை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कमांडिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hakim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autorevole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dowodzący
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

командуючи
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comanda
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιβλητική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bevelvoerder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

befallande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kommanderende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of commanding

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMANDING»

The term «commanding» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.347 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMMANDING» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «COMMANDING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word commanding.
1
Daniel Boone
I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
2
Edward McKendree Bounds
The most casual reader of the New Testament can scarcely fail to see the commanding position the resurrection of Christ holds in Christianity. It is the creator of its new and brighter hopes, of its richer and stronger faith, of its deeper and more exalted experience.
3
Barbara Castle
And that will increasingly dawn on people. The demand for controlling the commanding heights will grow.
4
Adelbert von Chamisso
When I spoke, I was listened to; and I was at a loss to know how I had so easily acquired the art of commanding attention, and giving the tone to the conversation.
5
Amanda Crew
It's weird but I've never really been the type to have fixations on the leading man actor. I've always been drawn more to the rock star. I love a guy on the microphone commanding an audience.
6
John Eisenhower
You know, my dad was a lieutenant colonel at Ft. Lewis on the 3rd of March, 1941. Fifteen months later, he was commanding a theater of war.
7
Glenn Ford
He was very commanding, and you had to know what you were doing to work for Mr. Rogers. I learned how to ride very quickly with him as my riding teacher.
8
Alfred M. Gray
I don't run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general.
9
Mark Helprin
Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
10
Mike Jackson
It is absolutely bedrock to the British Army's philosophy that a commanding officer is responsible for what goes on within his command.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMMANDING»

Discover the use of commanding in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to commanding and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government And ...
Taking a worldwide perspective, including Britain, where the process began with Mrs Thatcher, Europe and the former USSR, China, Latin America and the US, THE COMMANDING HEIGHTS shows how a revolution in ideas is transforming the world ...
Daniel Yergin, Joseph Stanislaw, 2008
2
Commanding Your Morning: Unleash the Power of God in Your Life
Begin each day by commanding your morning. As you do, know that whatever begins with God and His principles, has to end right.
Cindy Trimm, 2010
3
Commanding Syria: Bashar Al-Asad and the First Years in Power
When Basher al-Asad became President of Syria in June 2000, he had a tough act to follow. A quiet, unassuming opthalmologist, trained in Britain, young Asad was successor to his dynamic, wily father Hafiz. This work is about Basher al-Asad.
Eyal Ziser, 2007
4
The Commanding Self
This book, while complete in itself as an anthology of hitherto unpublished work, serves to illustrate and amplify Idries Shah's preceding twenty and more books on the Sufi Way.
Idries Shah, 1994
5
Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong in Islamic Thought
In this way the book contributes to the understanding of Islamic thought, its relevance to contemporary Islamic politics and ideology, and raises fundamental questions for the comparative study of ethics.
Michael Cook, 2001
6
Commanding the Red Army's Sherman Tanks: The World War II ...
This is the first available detailed examination of the Red Army's exploitation of U.S. war matiriel during World War II and one of the first genuine memoirs available from the Russian front.
Dmitri? Fedorovich Loza, James F. Gebhardt, 1996
7
Lt. Leary, Commanding
In a fast-paced novel of deep-space adventure, the crew of the corvette Princess Cecile wages war on bureaucrats, turncoats, desert winds, and cabin fever. Original.
David Drake, 2000
8
Commanding Grace: Studies in Karl Barth's Ethics
This splendid collection has it in thirteen steller essays on the ethics of war, democracy, punishment, economics, freedom, and other topics in Barth's thought.
Daniel L. Migliore, 2010
9
Commanding Canadians: The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. ...
The pivotal 1943-45 years of this edited volume offer an extraordinarily full and honest chronicle, revealing Layard's preoccupations, both with the daily details and with the strain and responsibility of wartime command at sea.
Michael Whitby, 2011
10
Commanding Blessings Every Day: Manifesting God's Word ...
One way to fight the daily battles is through prayer. In Commanding Blessings Every Day author Pastor Tony Dosumu shares five basic principles related to prayer and offers a variety of prayers to be used for the challenges faced in life.
Tony Dosumu, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMMANDING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term commanding is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Kelly: Commanding and calm, Novak Djokovic holds court at …
Few athletes cultivate the world-number-one's aura of imperious ease on and off the court. Notably, he does not seem to sweat. Ever. «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
2
First female commanding officer takes the bow at Faslane.
Lieutenant Commander Carla Higgins, 30, joined the Royal Navy in 2005 and has previously served with Type 45 destroyers HMS Dragon and ... «Helensburgh Advertiser, Jul 15»
3
County Championship: Finch helps Yorkshire set imposing target
Aaron Finch put Yorkshire in a commanding position as they set Warwickshire 434 to win at Edgbaston. The Australian's unbeaten 73 included ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
4
Tallawahs with Commanding win
Congrats to the Jamaica Tallawahs on their victory over the Zouks in today's game thanks to an excellent batting display from openers Chris ... «SportsBlog.com, Jul 15»
5
Fort Jackson commanding general Roger Cloutier promoted
Fort Jackson commanding general Roger Cloutier teared up Friday while thanking his family at his promotion ceremony. Roger Cloutier was ... «ColaDaily.com, Jul 15»
6
Matt Coles bowls Kent into commanding position against …
Kent opener Daniel Bell-Drummond was one of two wickets to fall for the visitors in reply to Leicestershire's first-innings total of 159 at Grace ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
Commanding Win Is Bombers' Third In A Row, Tenth In Last Eleven …
Plano, TX (July 5, 2015) - Sunday night's commanding victory over the Texas Marshals gives the Brazos Valley Bombers their third straight win ... «KBTX, Jul 15»
8
Sea Eagles sink Sharks as Brett Stewart delivers a commanding
DID you see the way Brett Stewart walked away from his first tackle in this one? Truly, it was gangsta. Like something from The Sopranos. «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
9
Sri Lanka overcome top order wobble to reach commanding lead
Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews led by example, hitting an unbeaten 77 to help his team overcome a top order wobble and take a 291-run ... «Island Cricket, Jul 15»
10
HSM-77 welcomes new commanding officer
MOLUCCA SEA - Cmdr. Kenneth P. Ward relieved Cmdr. Lonnie L. Appleget as commanding officer of the "Saberhawks" of Helicopter Maritime ... «DVIDS, Jul 15»

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