Definition of commanding
1 : drawing attention or priority a commanding presence
2 : difficult to overcome a commanding lead
commandinglyplay \kə-ˈman-diŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of commanding in a Sentence
He has a very commanding voice.
She holds a commanding lead in the polls.
Our team was in a commanding position as the game neared its end.
The castle is in a commanding position at the top of the hill.
The hill provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside.
Recent Examples of commanding from the Web
Robert Gould Shaw, the commanding officer of the North's first all-black regiment during the Civil War, has been acquired by the Massachusetts Historical Society, CBS Boston station WBZ-TV reports.
In the latest All-Star voting, released Monday, Cozart had a commanding lead among National League shortstops.
But there is no doubt that Emirates Team New Zealand is in a commanding position.
When Germany meets with Chile on Thursday, the winner will take a commanding lead in Group B of the Confederations Cup.
Ousted as CEO by Uber’s biggest investors after a string of embarrassing controversies and scandals, Kalanick will remain an Uber director and reportedly retains a commanding share of board votes.
Le Pen and Wilders lost and Merkel now has a commanding lead in the opinion polls before the German Federal election in September.
With opinion polls showing the Conservatives had a commanding lead over the opposition Labour Party, May called an early election in hopes of increasing her majority in Parliament and strengthening her position in Brexit negotiations.
Lindor still holds a commanding lead in his bid to represent the Tribe as the American League's starting shortstop next month.
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First Known Use of commanding
COMMANDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of commanding for English Language Learners
: having a powerful or important quality that attracts attention, respect, etc.
: very likely to result in victory in a race, competition, etc.
: allowing you to see an area very well
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