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command
American English: /kəˈmænd/
British English: /kəˈmɑːnd/

Translation of command in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (order) See examples:to command somebody to + infinitive
    ordenarle a alguien que + subjunctive
    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
    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)
    disponer de
    (majority)
    the hotel commands magnificent views
    el hotel cuenta con or tiene magníficas vistas
  • 3
    (confidence)
    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

  • 1 1.1 countable (order) 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 (authority) he was given command of a regiment
    lo pusieron al mando de un regimiento
    to assume command [formal]
    asumir el mando
    to be at somebody's command
    estar a las órdenes de alguien
    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 somebody's command
    bajo las órdenes de alguien
    Example sentences
    • The ship's arrival posed a problem to the British authorities, then in command of the Cape.
    • ‘Russell has a natural energy and authority, and he took command of that ship from the beginning’.
    • His uncle was stationed in command of the imperial naval base at Misenum, on the north-west extremity of the Bay of Naples.
    1.3 countable (directing group) (+ singular or plural verb) the high command ordered a retreat
    el alto mando ordenó la retirada
    Example sentences
    • Strategic and operational command used tactical forces and assets and created favorable conditions for their use.
    • The Army needs competent, confident, adaptive thinkers to exercise battle command.
    • The military's southern command said an infantry brigade has been sent to the site to assist the citizens.
    Example sentences
    • The soldiers obeyed his command because he had ordered them to.
    • People merely obey arbitrary commands and orders, but they respond quickly and usually give extra effort for leaders who genuinely care for them.
    • It wasn't a question it was a command which Pearl quickly obeyed.
    Example sentences
    • The custom commands are simply instructions you speak to the computer and then it performs the designated task.
    • It's a safe way to execute commands on remote computers.
    • You can also use commands to change the order of word fields - for example, make the first word in a line, the fourth - and the fourth word, the first.
  • 2 uncountable (mastery) her command of German
    su dominio del alemán
    she has a wide vocabulary at her command
    dispone de or domina un amplio vocabulario
    Example sentences
    • Tonight we saw that he has an equal command over domestic issues.
    • Once you have a command over these combinations, you can always improvise and go beyond that depending on your creativity.
    • First, one must have a firm command over classical Arabic language including its vocabulary, grammar, metaphors, and idioms.

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