|Origin:||comander, from Vulgar Latin commandare, from Latin commendare ( COMMEND); influenced by Latin mandare 'to order'|
to tell someone officially to do something, especially if you are a military leader, a king etc
order[intransitive and transitive]
command somebody to do something
Captain Picard commanded the crew to report to the main deck.
The General commanded that the regiment attack at once.
to be responsible for giving orders to a group of people in the army, navy etc [↪ commander]:
lead the military[intransitive and transitive]
He commands the 4th Battalion.
to get something such as respect or attention because you do something well or are important or popular
deserve and get[transitive]
command respect/attention/support etc
Philip was a remarkable teacher, able to command instant respect.
command a high fee/wage/price etc
Which graduates command the highest salaries?
to control something:
The party that commands a majority of seats in Parliament forms the government.
if a place commands a view, you can see something clearly from it:
The Ramses Hilton commands a magnificent view of Cairo.