Definition of 'command'
Example sentences containing 'command'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
In addition the government must command the confidence of both houses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The booted not the suited should command the attention and quicken the pulse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If technology laws infringe liberties but do not stop crime then they will not command public respect. Computing (2010)Everyone seeks control, none commands it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His command in the air helped City double their lead. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There’s very little evidence that command and control is effective, or can avoid a massive inflation of cost. Computing (2010)Only a truly addictive service, a utility, could command such power. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In that time British trainers and advisers have been based in Saudi military command centres. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You need a command and control structure. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It also has to command public consent and confidence to be accepted. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Under his command the force did bring down crime figures but was still struggling to improve. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You get the chance to be in the spotlight where you command the attention of others. The Sun (2016)It is very easy to move up to command your own group of people. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They can also give commands via a radio speaker. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His command of language and dialogue was also unrivalled. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It still has the loyalty of the army high command. Times, Sunday Times (2011)To be commanding in the air requires courage and technique. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Conservative high command is the victim of wishful thinking. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He commands his area well and has a knack of pulling off spectacular saves. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These can be linked to computer commands. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is the way to project power and command respect. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The threat is not just to military command and control systems. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But it seems the command and control of this siege operation lacked all those things. The Sun (2012)Your chart bubbles with potential and you finally command the respect you deserve. The Sun (2011)For this reason properties with a view command a premium. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The vessels will provide command and control as well as helicopter and small boat support. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And the governor commanded that she also be brought to the platform. Christianity Today (2000)He will command respect and attention despite his appearance. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)Park was given a training command. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)People were therefore obliged by considerations of self-interest to obey the commands of established government. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)He was losing command of the situation and by August he was fired. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)This small, elite group can command very high salaries, which continue to grow. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'command'
Very Common. command is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'command'
British English: command /kəˈmɑːnd/ NOUN
If you give someone a command to do something, you order them to do it.
The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
- American English: command
- Arabic: أَمْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: ordem
- Chinese: 指令
- Croatian: zapovijed
- Czech: příkaz
- Danish: befaling
- Dutch: commando
- European Spanish: orden instrucción
- Finnish: käsky
- French: ordre
- German: Befehl
- Greek: εντολή
- Italian: comando ordine
- Japanese: 命令
- Korean: 명령
- Norwegian: kommando
- Polish: rozkaz
- European Portuguese: comando
- Romanian: ordin
- Russian: команда
- Spanish: orden
- Swedish: order
- Thai: คำสั่ง
- Turkish: emir
- Ukrainian: наказ
- Vietnamese: mệnh lệnh
British English: command VERB
If someone in authority commands you to do something, they tell you that you must do it.
He commanded his troops to attack.
Definition of command from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.