Translation of command in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /kəˈmænd//kəˈmɑːnd/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(order)

      to command sb to + inf ordenarle a algn que + subj
      • he commanded us to fire nos ordenó que disparásemos
      • he commanded that the attack begin ordenó que comenzara el ataque
      • ‘Turn,’ Mother commands, bringing my attention to the kitchen table tailoring.
      • After a second or two, the voice of her father commanded her to enter.
      • I just was surprised that even if you are to be crowned King, you still are being commanded around by your mother.
      • Her daughter immediately commands her mother not to give the flower girl any money.
      • There was a short crackle from the speakers, then a voice spoke, commanding everyone to listen.
      • ‘Give the phone back to my mother,’ she commanded, her voice like steel.
      • Sabriel commanded him, her voice high-pitched with worry.
      • ‘Bring him to me,’ she commanded, her voice authoritative and unwavering.
      • ‘Well get up and do something about it,’ she commanded in her best mother voice.
      • ‘Get away from her’ he commanded his voice like liquid nitrogen.
      • It seems like only an instant has passed when we are abruptly shaken from sleep by a loud voice commanding everyone to now go to the main gate.
      • ‘Bo, do as she has asked,’ the deep voice of Gin commanded.
      • He could hear the voice of the man commanding them - the Commander was not here.
      • ‘Seize them,’ a cold voice commanded to the others, who advanced upon orders.
      • Libby asked, her voice soft but commanding him to return to her.
      • ‘Rise,’ the empress commanded imperiously, her voice, a high-pitched shriek.
      • Speaking of marriage, my mother is commanding me to marry soon.
      • But then, over a loudspeaker, an all-too-real voice commanded us to stop driving and get out of our cars.
      • ‘In here, men,’ a gruff voice commanded as the feet drew nearer.
      • He called her over in a harsh voice, and then commanded her to draw him water for his bath.

    • 1.2(have authority over)

      (regiment/army/ship) estar al mando de
      (ship/army/regiment) tener el mando de
      (regiment/army/ship) comandar
      • He then commanded a unit in Miami, charged with conducting operations against Communist Cuba.
      • Those who were in command, those who were responsible for supervising them, they all failed.
      • After the war he served as staff commander of an infantry regiment and division and commanded a combined unit.
      • John fought in Vietnam and commanded a helicopter unit in Somalia.
      • He commanded the unit for six years and was its honorary colonel twice.
      • Captain York, you may have commanded your own regiment in the late war, but so long as you command a troop in mine you will obey my orders.

  • 2

    (resources/wealth) contar con
    (resources/wealth) disponer de
    (majority) contar con
    the hotel commands magnificent views el hotel cuenta con / tiene magníficas vistas
  • 3

    (respect) imponer
    (respect) infundir
    (respect) inspirar
    (confidence) inspirar
    she can now command very high fees ahora puede exigir honorarios muy altos
    • it will command a higher price alcanzará un precio más alto


  • 1

    orden masculine
    the message was sent at the general's command el mensaje se envió por orden del general
    • by royal command por orden real
    • he gave the command to fire dio (la) orden de disparar
    • her command that the prisoner be freed su orden de poner en libertad al prisionero / de que el prisionero fuera puesto en libertad
  • 2

    mando masculine
    he was given command of a regiment lo pusieron al mando de un regimiento
    • to assume command asumir el mando
    • to be at sb's command estar a las órdenes de algn
    • if you need help, I'm at your command si necesita ayuda, estoy a sus órdenes / a su disposición
    • who's in command on this ship? ¿quién está al mando de este barco?
    • the officer in command el oficial al mando
    • the colonel in command of the troops el coronel al mando de las tropas
    • she's in command of the situation es dueña de la situación
    • she took command of the business se hizo cargo / se puso al frente del negocio
    • under sb's command bajo las órdenes de algn
  • 3

    (directing group)
    mando masculine
    the high command ordered a retreat el alto mando ordenó la retirada
  • 4

    dominio masculine
    her command of German su dominio del alemán
    • she has a wide vocabulary at her command dispone de / domina un amplio vocabulario
  • 5

    orden masculine
    comando masculine