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Synonyms of 'commanding'

(adjective) 
Definition
in a position or situation where success looks certain
Right now you're in a very commanding position.
Synonyms
dominant
controlled by the dominant class
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controlling
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dominating
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advantageous
She was determined to prise what she could from an advantageous situation.
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win-win
(adjective) 
Definition
having the air of authority
The voice at the other end of the line was serious and commanding.
Synonyms
authoritative
She has an authoritative manner.
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imposing
An imposing figure loomed over me.
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impressive
The film's special effects are particularly impressive.
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assertive
an assertive style of management
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forceful
He was a man of forceful character.
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peremptory
He treated his colleagues in a peremptory manner.
Opposites
, , ,
shrinking
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unimposing

Additional synonyms

in the sense of advantageous
She was determined to prise what she could from an advantageous situation.
in the sense of assertive
Definition
confident and direct in dealing with others
an assertive style of management
Synonyms
can-do (informal),
feisty (informal),
pushy (informal),
in-your-face (British, slang),
carnivorous (informal)
in the sense of forceful
Definition
strong, emphatic, and confident
He was a man of forceful character.

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