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Synonyms of command in English:


  • 1 he commanded his men to retreat
    literary bid
  • 2 Jones commanded a tank squadron
    be in charge of, be in command of, be the leader of;
    informal head up
  • 3 they command great respect
    receive, get, gain, secure
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  • 1 officers shouted commands
    order, instruction, directive, direction, commandment, injunction, decree, edict, demand, stipulation, requirement, exhortation, bidding, request
  • 2 he had 160 men under his command
  • 3 a brilliant command of Italian
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    Seven months ago I could give a command and 541,000 people would immediately obey it. Today I can’t get a plumber to come to my house.
    H. Norman Schwarzkopf, US Army general

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