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English - Etymology

From Old French _comander_ (modern French _commander_), from Vulgar Latin *_commandare_, from Latin _commendare_, from _com-_ + _mandare_, from _mandō_ (“I order, command”). Compare _commend_, _mandate_.

From Old French comander (modern French commander), from Vulgar Latin *commandare, from Latin commendare, from com- + mandare, from mandō (I order, command). Compare commend, mandate.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kəˈmɑːnd/ * (General American) IPA(key): /kəˈmænd/ * Hyphenation: com‧mand

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

COMMAND (_plural_ COMMANDS) * An order to do something. _I was given a COMMAND to cease shooting._ * The right or authority to order, control or dispose of; the right to be obeyed or to compel obedience. _to have COMMAND of an army_ * power of control, direction or disposal; mastery. _he had COMMAND of the situation_ _England has long held COMMAND of the sea_ _a good COMMAND of language_ * A position of chief authority; a position involving the right or power to order or control. _General Smith was placed in COMMAND._ * The act of commanding; exercise or authority of influence. _COMMAND cannot be otherwise than savage, for it implies an appeal to force, should force be needful._ (_H. Spencer_, Social Statics, p. 180) * (military) A body or troops, or any naval or military force, under the control of a particular officer; by extension, any object or body in someone's charge. * 1899, Joseph Conrad, _Heart of Darkness_, section 1 I asked myself what I was to do there, now my boat was lost. As a matter of fact, I had plenty to do in fishing my COMMAND out of the river. * Dominating situation; range or control or oversight; extent of view or outlook. * (computing) A directive to a computer program acting as an interpreter of some kind, in order to perform a specific task. * (baseball) The degree of control a pitcher has over his pitches. _He's got good COMMAND tonight._ TRANSLATIONS

command (plural commands)

  1. An order to do something.
    I was given a command to cease shooting.
  2. The right or authority to order, control or dispose of; the right to be obeyed or to compel obedience.
    to have command of an army
  3. power of control, direction or disposal; mastery.
    he had command of the situation
    England has long held command of the sea
    a good command of language
  4. A position of chief authority; a position involving the right or power to order or control.
    General Smith was placed in command.
  5. The act of commanding; exercise or authority of influence.
    Command cannot be otherwise than savage, for it implies an appeal to force, should force be needful. (H. Spencer, Social Statics, p. 180)
  6. (military) A body or troops, or any naval or military force, under the control of a particular officer; by extension, any object or body in someone's charge.
  7. Dominating situation; range or control or oversight; extent of view or outlook.
  8. (computing) A directive to a computer program acting as an interpreter of some kind, in order to perform a specific task.
  9. (baseball) The degree of control a pitcher has over his pitches.
    He's got good command tonight.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

COMMAND (_third-person singular simple present_ COMMANDS, _present participle_ COMMANDING, _simple past and past participle_ COMMANDED) * (transitive) To order, give orders; to compel or direct with authority. _The soldier was COMMANDED to cease firing._ _The king COMMANDED his servant to bring him dinner._ * Francis Bacon We are COMMANDED to forgive our enemies, but you never read that we are COMMANDED to forgive our friends. * Shakespeare Go to your mistress: / Say, I COMMAND her come to me. * (transitive) To have or exercise supreme power, control or authority over, especially military; to have under direction or control. _to COMMAND an army or a ship_ * Macaulay Monmouth COMMANDED the English auxiliaries. * Shakespeare Such aid as I can spare you shall COMMAND. * (transitive) To require with authority; to demand, order, enjoin. _he COMMANDED silence_ _If thou be the son of God, COMMAND that these stones be made bread._ (Mat. IV. 3.) * 2013, Louise Taylor, _English talent gets left behind as Premier League keeps importing_ (in _The Guardian_, 20 August 2013)[1] The reasons for this growing disconnect are myriad and complex but the situation is exacerbated by the reality that those English players who do smash through our game's "glass ceiling" COMMAND radically inflated transfer fees. * (transitive) to dominate through ability, resources, position etc.; to overlook. _Bridges COMMANDED by a fortified house._ (Motley.) * (transitive) To exact, compel or secure by influence; to deserve, claim. _A good magistrate COMMANDS the respect and affections of the people._ _Justice COMMANDS the respect and affections of the people._ _The best goods COMMAND the best price._ _This job COMMANDS a salary of £30,000._ * (transitive) To hold, to control the use of. _The fort COMMANDED the bay._ * Motley bridges COMMANDED by a fortified house * Shakespeare Up to the eastern tower, / Whose height COMMANDS as subject all the vale. * Addison One side COMMANDS a view of the finest garden. * (intransitive, archaic) To have a view, as from a superior position. * Milton Far and wide his eye COMMANDS. * (obsolete) To direct to come; to bestow. * Bible, Leviticus xxv. 21 I will COMMAND my blessing upon you. SYNONYMS * (give an order): decree, order TRANSLATIONS

command (third-person singular simple present commands, present participle commanding, simple past and past participle commanded)

  1. (transitive) To order, give orders; to compel or direct with authority.
    The soldier was commanded to cease firing.
    The king commanded his servant to bring him dinner.
  2. (transitive) To have or exercise supreme power, control or authority over, especially military; to have under direction or control.
    to command an army or a ship
  3. (transitive) To require with authority; to demand, order, enjoin.
    he commanded silence
    If thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (Mat. IV. 3.)
  4. (transitive) to dominate through ability, resources, position etc.; to overlook.
    Bridges commanded by a fortified house. (Motley.)
  5. (transitive) To exact, compel or secure by influence; to deserve, claim.
    A good magistrate commands the respect and affections of the people.
    Justice commands the respect and affections of the people.
    The best goods command the best price.
    This job commands a salary of £30,000.
  6. (transitive) To hold, to control the use of.
    The fort commanded the bay.
  7. (intransitive, archaic) To have a view, as from a superior position.
  8. (obsolete) To direct to come; to bestow.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* command in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * “command” in _OED Online_, Oxford University Press, 1989.


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