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captain

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1 a person in overall command of a ship

  • the captain is responsible for everything that happens to his ship in the course of a voyage
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2 one in official command especially of a military force or base

  • the captain of the largest army ever marshaled for battle in this country
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commander in chief

3 the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do

  • we only do what the captain tells us to, so it's not our fault when things donʼt work out
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4 a person of rank, power, or influence in a particular field

  • a fascinating magazine article profiling the captains of the American auto industry
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captain

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1 to be in charge of

  • if you do well on this, you'll be asked to captain the next mission
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call the shots (of), call the tune (for), ride herd on, watch over

2 to exercise authority or power over

  • captained the project for a few days while the boss was out of town
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3 to serve as leader of

  • you did a good job of captaining the team
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