Translation of command in Spanish:


Pronunciation /kəˈmɑːnd//kəˈmænd/

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
      • ‘Rise,’ the empress commanded imperiously, her voice, a high-pitched shriek.
      • Speaking of marriage, my mother is commanding me to marry soon.
      • I just was surprised that even if you are to be crowned King, you still are being commanded around by your mother.
      • ‘Get away from her’ he commanded his voice like liquid nitrogen.
      • There was a short crackle from the speakers, then a voice spoke, commanding everyone to listen.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • He called her over in a harsh voice, and then commanded her to draw him water for his bath.
      • Sabriel commanded him, her voice high-pitched with worry.
      • ‘Give the phone back to my mother,’ she commanded, her voice like steel.
      • ‘Bring him to me,’ she commanded, her voice authoritative and unwavering.
      • Libby asked, her voice soft but commanding him to return to her.
      • ‘In here, men,’ a gruff voice commanded as the feet drew nearer.
      • Her daughter immediately commands her mother not to give the flower girl any money.
      • But then, over a loudspeaker, an all-too-real voice commanded us to stop driving and get out of our cars.
      • ‘Well get up and do something about it,’ she commanded in her best mother voice.
      • ‘Bo, do as she has asked,’ the deep voice of Gin commanded.
      • After a second or two, the voice of her father commanded her to enter.
      • ‘Turn,’ Mother commands, bringing my attention to the kitchen table tailoring.

    • 1.2(have authority over)

      (ship/regiment/army) estar al mando de
      (army/regiment/ship) tener el mando de
      (army/regiment/ship) comandar
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • He commanded the unit for six years and was its honorary colonel twice.
      • John fought in Vietnam and commanded a helicopter unit in Somalia.
      • He then commanded a unit in Miami, charged with conducting operations against Communist Cuba.

  • 2

    (wealth/resources) contar con
    (resources/wealth) disponer de
    (majority) contar con
    the hotel commands magnificent views el hotel cuenta con / tiene magníficas vistas
    • But standing, you should have been able to command enough attention to quiet everyone down.
    • MPs called for a strong new leader who commands the support of the whole party
    • Items that are hard to find in the original labeled box, that are in unused condition and in boxes, and that are in fine condition commanded the strongest prices.
    • It is also a potentially valuable business with a very strong brand, a good market image and which commands strong loyalty among its customers.
    • It commands an overwhelming majority of support in the media, the arts, the universities and the public service.
    • Lincoln represented the mainstream of his party, which commanded a majority of votes in the North by 1860.
    • The political leader of the opposition party which commands the majority in the Parliament, usually holds the post of Opposition Leader.
    • The person who can command a parliamentary majority in this Parliament can do whatever he or she likes, and in that respect we are almost unique in world democracy.
    • They may both be remakes of better films, but there is no denying that the American versions of these Japanese classics now command a very strong position in the marketplace.
    • The latter states that the Opposition Leader is the person who commands the majority of Opposition support in the House.
    • Much of our practice regarding the formation and conduct of government assumes that government will be in the hands of a single party that commands a majority in Parliament.
    • This is evidence that not only are people buying homes, but that demand in the market is strong enough to command premium asking prices.
    • Because of the plethora of candidates, many of which are trying to cater to the same voting demographics, it is highly unlikely that the winner will command a majority.
    • There is every chance he could still command a majority of above 80 at the next election, ordinarily the sign of a strong, healthy government.
    • Following a general election, or a change of leadership, the leader of the party commanding an overall majority in the House of Commons is invited by the monarch to become Prime Minister and form a cabinet.
    • It merely says he is to appoint the leader of the party which commands a majority in the House of Representatives as prime minister.
    • This was a plurality opinion, but on this point she commanded a majority of votes on the court.
    • In any democracy suffering the collapse of its government with no single party commanding the necessary majority to mount a new one, a general election would follow.
    • The most serious in this regard is the fact that Roh's party does not command a majority in the National Assembly.
    • In fact there's a real question about whether either can even command enough support to put together a coalition with smaller parties.
  • 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 feminine
    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 manda en 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 feminine
    comando masculine