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Synonyms for command

Synonyms for command

to have at one's disposal

to have authoritative charge of

Synonyms

to rise above, especially so as to afford a view of

the act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled

the capacity to lead others

natural or acquired facility in a specific activity

Synonyms for command

an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

the power or authority to command

availability for use

a position of highest authority

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great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

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be in command of

demand as one's due

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look down on

References in classic literature ?
They haven't much of an army in Oz, but the Princess who ruled them has a fairy wand; and the little girl Dorothy has your Magic Belt; and at the North of the Emerald City lives a clever sorceress called Glinda the Good, who commands the spirits of the air.
But it is a great recommendation to know how to command as well as to obey; and to do both these things well is the virtue of an accomplished citizen.
But we withdrew at an acute angle not only because the French advanced between our two armies; the angle became still more acute and we withdrew still farther, because Barclay de Tolly was an unpopular foreigner disliked by Bagration (who would come his command), and Bagration- being in command of the second army- tried to postpone joining up and coming under Barclay's command as long as he could.
Some said, he ought to be tied neck and heels; others that he deserved to run the gantlope; and the serjeant shook his cane at him, and wished he had him under his command, swearing heartily he would make an example of him.
"By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City," said Glinda, "for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler."
That I have passed through the most wondrous adventures that have befallen a civilized man during the past two centuries encourages me in the belief that, however ill the telling, the facts themselves will command your interest to the final page.
Then you must also have acknowledged justice not to be for the interest of the stronger, when the rulers unintentionally command things to be done which are to their own injury.
The fierce Abantes held Euboea with its cities, Chalcis, Eretria, Histiaea rich in vines, Cerinthus upon the sea, and the rock-perched town of Dium; with them were also the men of Carystus and Styra; Elephenor of the race of Mars was in command of these; he was son of Chalcodon, and chief over all the Abantes.
Your highest thought, however, ye shall have it commanded unto you by me-- and it is this: man is something that is to be surpassed.
At his command havoc and rapine were let loose once more among the temples of the worship of Brahmah.
Partly, perhaps, for this reason, but much more on account of his inefficiency as a general, he was deprived of his command in 1756, and recalled to England.
He commanded a big London ship, fairly well known in her day.
These, in turn, were less than Harley Kennan and Villa Kennan; for them, it came quickly to him, Harley Kennan commanded. Nevertheless, there was one thing he did not learn and was destined never to learn, namely, the supreme god over all on the Ariel.
"You have commanded, monsieur," replied Raoul, "and I obey."
Very often the chief ministers themselves are commanded to show their skill, and to convince the emperor that they have not lost their faculty.