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commanding

adjective
     
com‧mand‧ing
1 [only before noun] having the authority or position that allows you to give orders:
2 having the confidence to make people respect and obey you - used to show approval:
3 a commanding view or position is one from which you can clearly see a long way
4 being in a position from which you are likely to win a race or competition easily:

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