command


command
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noun
1 order
ADJECTIVE
basic, simple
VERB + COMMAND
carry out, obey
disobey, ignore
bark, give, issue, shout

an army officer barking commands at his men

He issued the command to retreat.

PREPOSITION
at sb's command

I am at your command (= ready to obey you).

At her command all work stopped.

PHRASES
your wish is my command (= I will do whatever you want me to do) (used esp. in stories)
2 instruction to computer
ADJECTIVE
spoken, verbal, voice
keyboard
basic, simple
VERB + COMMAND
enter, type
use
send
execute, run
receive
COMMAND + NOUN
line, prompt
3 control over sb/sth
ADJECTIVE
complete, full, total

He was in complete command of the situation.

direct

under the direct command of Lieutenant Sykes

overall, personal, sole

She was in sole command of one million pounds.

integrated, joint, unified

NATO's integrated military command

central, high, supreme

the military high command

air, army, military, naval
battle, combat
VERB + COMMAND
have

He had command of 3 000 soldiers.

assume, take, take over
gain, get
give sb, put sb in
maintain
be relieved of, lose, relinquish

She has lost command of her senses.

COMMAND + NOUN
centre/center
chair, deck, module, post, ship
structure
PREPOSITION
in command

Who is in command?

She is second in command.

in command of

He was put in command of the navy.

under sb's command

The division was under the command of General George.

command over

his command over resources

PHRASES
the chain of command, the line of command
4 ability to do/use sth
ADJECTIVE
excellent, fluent, good, impressive, perfect
poor
VERB + COMMAND
have
demonstrate, show
improve
PREPOSITION
at your command

The vast knowledge he has at his command will be invaluable in the job.

command of

She has an excellent command of French.

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verb
Command is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑general, ↑officer
Command is used with these nouns as the object: ↑allegiance, ↑army, ↑attention, ↑brigade, ↑division, ↑fee, ↑fleet, ↑following, ↑force, ↑loyalty, ↑majority, ↑obedience, ↑premium, ↑price, ↑respect, ↑salary, ↑ship, ↑troops, ↑view, ↑warship

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