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Synonyms and Antonyms of commander

  1. 1 one in official command especially of a military force or base <a surrender of the fort by the commander without a single shot having been fired> Synonyms captain, commandant, commanding officer Related Words commissioned officer, field officer Phrases commander in chief

  2. 2 a person in overall command of a ship <the intrepid commander of the HMS Surprise> Synonyms captain, skip, skipperRelated Words sea captain; master, pilot; commanding officer; admiral, commodore, vice admiral; mate, officerNear Antonyms crew, crewman, crewmate

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