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commanded

verb , past tense of command

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1 to issue orders to (someone) by right of authority
  • the general commanded his troops with Caesar-like imperiousness
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2 to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority
  • the governor has commanded that all state flags be flown at half-mast
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3 to ask for (something) earnestly or with authority
  • an act of courage that commands the admiration of all who witnessed it
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4 to exercise authority or power over
  • a cabinet secretary who commands the largest department in the federal government
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5 to keep, control, or experience as one's own
  • local government does not command the resources that are needed to respond to such a huge disaster
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6 to look down on
  • for centuries an imposing castle has commanded that stretch of the river
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7 to serve as leader of
  • the head of the agency commands an army of workers trained to respond to the immediate needs of disaster victims
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8 to set or receive as a price
  • commands a high fee for his decorating services
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