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Entry Word: command
Function: noun
Text: 1 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned <the captain's commands were followed without question>
Synonyms behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, directive, edict, instruction, order, word
Related Words demand, requirement; injunction, mandate; law, precept, rule; ordinance, regulation, statute
Near Antonyms appeal, entreaty, petition, plea, urging; proposal, recommendation, suggestion
2 a highly developed skill in or knowledge of something <a command of French that is the result of a year spent in France as an exchange student>
Synonyms mastership, mastery, proficiency
Related Words virtuosity; fluency, literacy; experience, expertise, know-how, practice (also practise), skill(s); acquaintance, familiarity, intimacy
Near Antonyms incompetence, incompetency; ignorance, illiteracy, unfamiliarity
3 the place from which a commander runs operations <the general set up his command in the old port city>
Synonyms base, headquarters
Related Words home, seat
4 a place from which authority is exercised <central command> -- see SEAT 1
5 the right or means to command or control others <the army officer in command> -- see POWER 1