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verb command pronunciation in American English /kəˈmænd/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycommand
he/she/itcommands
present participlecommanding
past tensecommanded
past participlecommanded
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to be the leader of a group of people, especially in the military
    The platoon was commanded by Lt. John F. Williams.
    1. a.
      to be in charge of an activity that involves a group of people, especially in the military
      Lovell commanded the Apollo 13 mission to the moon.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to officially order someone to do something
    command someone to do something: He commanded his men to retreat.
    command (that): The King commanded that she be executed.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to have something such as peoples respect or attention
    He commands the respect of everyone who works for him.
  4. 4
    [transitive] formal to have a particular price or value, especially a high one
    Ivory still commands a very high price.
  5. 5
    [transitive] formal if a place commands a view, you can see that view from it

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