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Pronunciation: /kɔmɑ̃de/

Translation of commander in English:

verbe transitif

  • 5 (exercer une autorité sur)commander quelqu'un
    to order somebody about
    il aime commander tout le monde
    he loves ordering everyone about
    sans te commander, tu peux fermer la porte?
    could I ask you to close the door?

also: commander à verbe transitif indirect

  • 1 (avoir autorité sur) commander à
    to be in command of

verbe intransitif

  • (personne, chef)
    to give the orders, to be in command
    c'est moi/lui qui commande!
    I'm/he's in charge!

also: se commander verbe pronominal

  • 1 (demander livraison de)
    to order oneself (article, produit)
    je me suis commandé un chapeau
    I've ordered myself a hat
  • 2 (être contrôlable) la passion/l'amitié, ça ne se commande pas
    passion/friendship doesn't come to order
    ces choses ne se commandent pas
    you can't force these things
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