transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 (order) to command sb to +
infinitive/infinitivoordenarle aalgn que+ subjunctive/subjuntivohe commanded us to fire nos ordenó que disparásemos he commanded that the attack begin ordenó que comenzara el ataqueMore example sentences1.2 (have authority over) [regiment/army/ship] estar* al mando de, tener* el mando de, comandar
More 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.
- 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.
- 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 altoMore 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.
- 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.