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command

Pronunciation: /kəˈmænd; kəˈmɑːnd/

Translation of command in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (order) to command sb to + infinitive/infinitivo ordenarle a algn que + subjunctive/subjuntivo he commanded us to fire nos ordenó que disparásemos he commanded that the attack begin ordenó que comenzara el ataque
    Example sentences
    • ‘In here, men,’ a gruff voice commanded as the feet drew nearer.
    • ‘Bring him to me,’ she commanded, her voice authoritative and unwavering.
    • ‘Give the phone back to my mother,’ she commanded, her voice like steel.
    1.2 (have authority over) [regiment/army/ship] estar* al mando de, tener* el mando de, comandar
    Example sentences
    • He then commanded a unit in Miami, charged with conducting operations against Communist Cuba.
    • John fought in Vietnam and commanded a helicopter unit in Somalia.
    • He commanded the unit for six years and was its honorary colonel twice.
  • 2 (have) [wealth/resources] contar* con, disponer* de; [majority] contar* con the hotel commands magnificent views el hotel cuenta con or tiene magníficas vistas
  • 3 [respect] imponer*, infundir, inspirar; [confidence] inspirar she can now command very high fees ahora puede exigir honorarios muy altos it will command a higher price alcanzará un precio más alto
    Example sentences
    • This is evidence that not only are people buying homes, but that demand in the market is strong enough to command premium asking prices.
    • Items that are hard to find in the original labeled box, that are in unused condition and in boxes, and that are in fine condition commanded the strongest prices.
    • The political leader of the opposition party which commands the majority in the Parliament, usually holds the post of Opposition Leader.

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 countable/numerable (order) orden (feminine) the message was sent at the general's command el mensaje se envió por orden del general by royal command por orden real he gave the command to fire dio (la) orden de disparar her command that the prisoner be freed su orden de poner en libertad al prisionero or de que el prisionero fuera puesto en libertad 1.2 uncountable/no numerable (authority) mando (masculine) he was given command of a regiment lo pusieron al mando de un regimiento to assume command [formal] asumir el mando to be at sb's command estar* a las órdenes de algn if you need help, I'm at your command si necesita ayuda, estoy a sus órdenes or a su disposición who's in command on this ship? ¿quién está al mando de este barco?, ¿quién manda en este barco? the officer in command el oficial al mando the colonel in command of the troops el coronel al mando de las tropas she's in command of the situation es dueña de la situación she took command of the business se hizo cargo or se puso al frente del negocio under sb's command bajo las órdenes de algn 1.3 countable/numerable (directing group) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) mando (masculine) the high command ordered a retreat el alto mando ordenó la retirada
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (mastery) dominio (masculine) her command of German su dominio del alemán she has a wide vocabulary at her command dispone de or domina un amplio vocabulario

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