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Command

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COMMAND,

1. To bid to order to direct to charge implying authority, and power to control, and to require obedience.

We will sacrifice to the Lord our God, as he shall command us. Exodus 8 .

I know that he Abraham will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord. Genesis 18 .

2. To govern, lead or direct to have or to exercise supreme authority over.

Lord Wellington commanded an army in Spain he commanded the army at the battle of Waterloo.

3. To have in power to be able to exercise power or authority over as, a military post commands the surrounding country a fort commands the harbor.
4. To overlook, or have in the power of the eye, without obstruction.

One side commands a view of the finest garden in the world.

5. To direct to send.

The Lord shall command the blessing on thee. Deut. 28.

The Lord will command his loving kindness. Psalms 43 .

6. To have or to exercise a controlling influence over.

A good magistrate commands the respect and affections of the people.

COMMAND, To have or to exercise supreme authority to possess the chief power to govern as, the general commands with dignity and humanity. What general commands in Canada?

COMMAND, n.

1. The right or power of governing with chief or exclusive authority supreme power control as, an officer has a brigade under his command he takes command of the army in France an appropriate military term.
2. The power of controlling governing influence sway.

He assumed an absolute command over his readers.

3. Cogent or absolute authority.

Command and force may often create, but can never cure, an aversion.

4. The act of commanding the mandate uttered order given.

The captain gives command.

5. The power of overlooking, or surveying, without obstruction.

The steepy strand, Which overlooks the vale with wide command.

6. The power of governing or controlling by force, or of defending and protecting.

The fortress has complete command of the port.

7. That which is commanded control as a body of troop under command.

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Entry for 'Command'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/c/command.html.

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