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noun command pronunciation in British English /kəˈmɑːnd/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an official order

    Who gave the command to open fire?

  2. 3
    [uncountable] control of a group of people, especially in the armed forces
    in command:

    Franco was in overall command of the military.

    be under someone’s command:

    The ship is under the command of Captain Blake.

  3. 4
    [uncountable] control of something such as a situation or your feelings
    take command (of something):

    United soon took command of the game.

    in command of yourself/your emotions etc:

    He tries to project the image of a man in command of himself.



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