He said he had been commanded to grab every journalist showing up at the morgue.
There were, really, only two people who commanded full attention.
When Schettino commanded him to turn the ship, he can be heard repeating errant commands.
The tiny Mrs. Young, dressed in a red-and-white patterned cotton sleeveless dress, commanded the jury's attention.
A few minutes before 7, the pro-Putin youth movement Nashi commanded its own large turnout of Putin youth: “Line up!”
Was it ordered and commanded that you should oppose what was ordered and commanded!
"Get up," commanded one of the men, in a low, muffled voice.
He commanded light to be and the solid earth, by his spoken word.
They were armed with muskets, and commanded by native officers.
Captain Lutwidge commanded the latter vessel, and had on board a young boy—Nelson, the future naval hero.
c.1300, from Old French comander "to order, enjoin, entrust" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *commandare, from Latin commendare "to recommend, entrust to" (see commend), altered by influence of Latin mandare "to commit, entrust" (see mandate (n.)). Replaced Old English bebeodan. Related: Commanded; commanding.
c.1400, "order, command," from Old French comand (14c.), from comander (see command (v.)). Meaning "control, authority" is from mid-15c.