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commanding


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Command  \Com*mand"\  (?;  61),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Commanded};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Commanding}.]  [OE.  comaunden  commanden,  OF 
  comander,  F.  commander,  fr  L.  com-  +  mandare  to  commit  to 
  to  command.  Cf  {Commend},  {Mandate}.] 
  1.  To  order  with  authority;  to  lay  injunction  upon  to 
  direct;  to  bid;  to  charge. 
 
  We  are  commanded  to  forgive  our  enemies,  but  you 
  never  read  that  we  are  commanded  to  forgive  our 
  friends.  --Bacon. 
 
  Go  to  your  mistress:  Say  I  command  her  come  to  me 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  exercise  direct  authority  over  to  have  control  of  to 
  have  at  one's  disposal;  to  lead. 
 
  Monmouth  commanded  the  English  auxiliaries. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  Such  aid  as  I  can  spare  you  shall  command.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  have  within  a  sphere  of  control,  influence,  access  or 
  vision;  to  dominate  by  position;  to  guard;  to  overlook. 
 
  Bridges  commanded  by  a  fortified  house.  --Motley. 
 
  Up  to  the  eastern  tower,  Whose  height  commands  as 
  subject  all  the  vale.  --Shak. 
 
  One  side  commands  a  view  of  the  finest  garden. 
  --Addison. 
 
  4.  To  have  power  or  influence  of  the  nature  of  authority 
  over  to  obtain  as  if  by  ordering;  to  receive  as  a  due;  to 
  challenge;  to  claim;  as  justice  commands  the  respect  and 
  affections  of  the  people;  the  best  goods  command  the  best 
  price. 
 
  'Tis  not  in  mortals  to  command  success.  --Addison. 
 
  5.  To  direct  to  come  to  bestow.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  will  command  my  blessing  upon  you  --Lev.  xxv. 
  21. 
 
  Syn:  To  bid;  order  direct;  dictate;  charge;  govern;  rule 
  overlook. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commanding  \Com*mand"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Exercising  authority;  actually  in  command;  as  a 
  commanding  officer. 
 
  2.  Fitted  to  impress  or  control;  as  a  commanding  look  or 
  presence. 
 
  3.  Exalted;  overlooking;  having  superior  strategic 
  advantages;  as  a  commanding  position. 
 
  Syn:  Authoritative;  imperative;  imperious. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commanding 
  adj  1:  of  the  highest  rank;  used  of  persons;  "the  commanding 
  officer"  [syn:  {ranking},  {top-level},  {top-ranking}] 
  2:  used  of  a  height  or  viewpoint;  "a  commanding  view  of  the 
  ocean";  "looked  up  at  the  castle  dominating  the 
  countryside";  "the  balcony  overlooking  the  ballroom"  [syn: 
  {dominating},  {overlooking}] 
  3:  not  allowing  contradiction  or  refusal;  "spoke  in  commanding 
  (or  peremptory)  tones";  "peremptory  commands"  [syn:  {peremptory}] 




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