commanded; commanding; commands
2 : to exercise a dominating influence over : have command of: such as
a : to have at one's immediate disposal commands many resources
b : to demand or receive as one's due commands a high fee
c : to overlook or dominate from or as if from a strategic position a hill that commands the city
d : to have military command of as senior officer command a regiment
3 obsolete : to order or request to be given
2 : to give orders Rob seldom commanded, but when he did Master Ted had to give in.— Louisa May Alcott
4 : to dominate as if from an elevated place
1. What is a ‘mandate’? Definition of 'mandate'-Black's Law Dictionary 11th Edition "Roman & Civil Law. A written command given by a principal to an agent; specif., a commission or contract by which one-person (the mandator-*so like a governor) reques— CountyGuard (@SteamPoweredDM) Nov 09, 2021
1a : an order given The command was to hold fire.
b(1) : a signal that actuates a device (such as a control mechanism in a spacecraft or one step in a computer)
(2) : the activation of a device by means of such a signal
b : the authority or right to command the officer in command
c(1) : the power to dominate The fort has command of the valley.
(2) : scope of vision The tower provides a wide command of the neighboring hills.
d : facility in use a good command of French
5 : a position of highest usually military authority He was relieved of his command after being charged with misconduct.
: when an order is given : in response to a command a dog trained to attack on command
: done on command or request a command performance