commanding

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adjective com·mand·ing \kə-ˈman-diŋ\

Definition of commanding

  1. 1 :  drawing attention or priority <a commanding presence>

  2. 2 :  difficult to overcome <a commanding lead>

commandingly

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Examples of commanding in a sentence

  1. He has a very commanding voice.

  2. She holds a commanding lead in the polls.

  3. Our team was in a commanding position as the game neared its end.

  4. The castle is in a commanding position at the top of the hill.

  5. The hill provides a commanding view of the surrounding countryside.

1591

First Known Use of commanding

1591



COMMANDING Defined for English Language Learners

commanding

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adjective com·mand·ing \kə-ˈman-diŋ\

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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