English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'commander'

(noun) 
Definition
an officer in command of a military group or operation
The commander and some of his men had been released.
Synonyms
leader
the leader of the Conservative Party
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director
He is the director of the unit.
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chief
The new leader is the deputy chief of the territory's defence force.
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boss
He cannot stand his boss.
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head
heads of government from more than 100 countries
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captain
He is a former English cricket captain.
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ruler
He was an indecisive ruler.
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commander-in-chief
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commanding officer
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C in C
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C.O.
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sherang (Australian, New Zealand)
I am in touch with the head sherang at both sites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of baas
Definition
a boss
The word `baas' is now regarded as an expression of servility.
Synonyms
bo (informal),
overlord,
in the sense of boss
Definition
a person in charge of or employing others
He cannot stand his boss.
Synonyms
governor (informal),
gaffer (informal, British),
kingpin,
big cheese (old-fashioned, slang),
baas (South Africa, offensive),
numero uno (informal),
Mister Big (slang, US),
sherang (Australian, New Zealand)
in the sense of captain
Definition
the leader of a team or group
He is a former English cricket captain.
Synonyms
chieftain,
number one (informal),

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