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Origin of command

First recorded in 1250–1300; (verb) Middle English coma(u)nden, from Anglo-French com(m)a(u)nder, Old French comander, from Medieval Latin commandāre, equivalent to Latin com- com- + mandāre “to entrust, order” (cf. commend); (noun) late Middle English comma(u)nde, from Anglo-French, Old French; the noun is derivative of the verb

synonym study for command

1. See direct. 3. See rule.

OTHER WORDS FROM command

command·a·ble, adjectivepre·com·mand, noun, verbun·com·mand·ed, adjectivewell-com·mand·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for command (1 of 2)

command
/ (kəˈmɑːnd) /

verb
noun

Word Origin for command

C13: from Old French commander, from Latin com- (intensive) + mandāre to entrust, enjoin, command

British Dictionary definitions for command (2 of 2)

Command
/ (kəˈmɑːnd) /

noun
any of the three main branches of the Canadian military forcesAir Command
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Other Idioms and Phrases with command

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