Translation of command in Spanish:

command

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

    • 1.2(have authority over)

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

  • 2

    (have)
    (wealth/resources) contar con
    (resources/wealth) disponer de
    (majority) contar con
    the hotel commands magnificent views el hotel cuenta con / tiene magníficas vistas
    • 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.
    • It is also a potentially valuable business with a very strong brand, a good market image and which commands strong loyalty among its customers.
    • In fact there's a real question about whether either can even command enough support to put together a coalition with smaller parties.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • It commands an overwhelming majority of support in the media, the arts, the universities and the public service.
    • The political leader of the opposition party which commands the majority in the Parliament, usually holds the post of Opposition Leader.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • The latter states that the Opposition Leader is the person who commands the majority of Opposition support in the House.
    • 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.
    • MPs called for a strong new leader who commands the support of the whole party
    • Lincoln represented the mainstream of his party, which commanded a majority of votes in the North by 1860.
    • The most serious in this regard is the fact that Roh's party does not command a majority in the National Assembly.
    • This was a plurality opinion, but on this point she commanded a majority of votes on the court.
    • But standing, you should have been able to command enough attention to quiet everyone down.
    • 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.
    • It merely says he is to appoint the leader of the party which commands a majority in the House of Representatives as prime minister.
  • 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

noun

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    • 1.1(order)

      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
      • I realized that if I kept obeying her commands she would keep giving them.
      • After a purchase is completed, the command erases the order information from the machine's memory
      • Who wants to put their fates into hands of others and obey their commands?
      • Without question they both obeyed his command and followed after him.
      • Finding one, he smiled, and typed a command into the control system.
      • Elephants would be trained for one hour each in the morning and evening to make it obey certain commands as well.
      • Aside from thinking, Simon also does the necessary chores and obeys all commands from his superiors.
      • Your positive insight and support were a huge inspiration for our writing, even after the command ordered us to stand down.
      • In order to be efficient commands must be executed quickly and without questioning by subordinates.
      • You can also use commands to change the order of word fields - for example, make the first word in a line, the fourth - and the fourth word, the first.
      • In some ways, the president of the corporation has to obey the command of the corporation in order to compete.
      • People merely obey arbitrary commands and orders, but they respond quickly and usually give extra effort for leaders who genuinely care for them.
      • The physical training involves making the canines obey commands of the master.
      • They were still waiting over an hour later as the police went about using their metal barricades and polite but authoritative commands to disperse the area.
      • I have finally taught him to obey a few simple commands.
      • Captain Harper shouted out orders to his crew, who rushed to obey his commands.
      • Nobody likes taking orders, commands or advice from others.
      • Therefore, they have no right to issue commands or orders.
      • It's a safe way to execute commands on remote computers.
      • The soldiers obeyed his command because he had ordered them to.
      • I obeyed her command without questioning, since she was responsible for the most fun I'd had in my life up to that point.
      • You are teaching him that when he hears that command he must obey.
      • There were several instances where my voice commands went unanswered, which was particularly frustrating in the heat of battle.
      • The custom commands are simply instructions you speak to the computer and then it performs the designated task.
      • It wasn't a question it was a command which Pearl quickly obeyed.

    • 1.2(authority)

      mando masculine
      he was given command of a regiment lo pusieron al mando de un regimiento
      • to assume command asumir el mando
      • 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
      • ‘Russell has a natural energy and authority, and he took command of that ship from the beginning’.
      • He will spend the next two years in command, seeing to the fruits of the project as the Navy further employs the satellite monitoring of fishing vessels t sea.
      • He makes a number of solid points in this column, and I imagine these abuses would have been caught much earlier had he been in command in late 2003.
      • From the very day George Washington took command, the uniform of the United States has always stood for courage and decency and shining hope in a world of darkness.
      • He had left the bridge a few minutes before and as the grounding was not felt, when I realised that the vessel was stopped I called the Master and he took command.
      • I enjoy the authority and like being in command of 30-odd recruits.
      • David continued to examine the ship while the troops under his command maintained the perimeter.
      • July 19th, Franco arrives to take command of the army in Morocco.
      • His uncle was stationed in command of the imperial naval base at Misenum, on the north-west extremity of the Bay of Naples.
      • The ship's arrival posed a problem to the British authorities, then in command of the Cape.
      • When an infantry officer takes command of a company, he wants to make it the best fighting force possible.
      • Are you glad you are not in command at the moment?
      • Although friends pointed out that he was not actually in command of the armed forces at the time.
      • In October 1943, he took command of the newly formed 14th Army.
      • So we fly back down to Guadalcanal to take command of the task force.
      • Oh, no, we always are going to keep our troops under our own command.
      • For example, he already had taken command of military operations when he took control of critical production programs.
      • "I am now assuming command of this force, " I told them.
      • This is unexpected behavior from those in command.
      • He was confident that, with just 5,000 troops under his command, the catastrophe could be averted.

    • 1.3(directing group)

      mando masculine
      the high command ordered a retreat el alto mando ordenó la retirada
      • The military's southern command said an infantry brigade has been sent to the site to assist the citizens.
      • In the past, courses were ordered by the command, based on what they thought their personnel would need.
      • The Army needs competent, confident, adaptive thinkers to exercise battle command.
      • Strategic and operational command used tactical forces and assets and created favorable conditions for their use.
      • There was a fundamental lack of trust between the command and the troops.

  • 2

    (mastery)
    dominio masculine
    her command of German su dominio del alemán
    • This, we would not be able to do unless we have a sound and effective command over English.
    • Garner and Sadler are gifted musicians and talented comedians who have command over physical comedy and character-acting.
    • The basic objective behind the learning of Arabic literature is to earn efficiency, mastery and command over Arabic.
    • She has command over many languages but her prime work is to translate English poetry into Urdu and vice versa.
    • Hardly any junior has shown such a good command over both forms of the game in the recent past.
    • Like anyone who is thinking of getting into race commentary they have the twin skills of a good command of the English language, married to a strong knowledge of the formbook.
    • First, one must have a firm command over classical Arabic language including its vocabulary, grammar, metaphors, and idioms.
    • Their profession calls for a thorough knowledge about tourist sites, good command over the language and heavy dose of psychology.
    • As one would expect from his highly efficient biography (also unofficial) of Ted Heath, he shows a masterly command of the politics of the period.
    • With muddled thoughts, sweaty palms, poor command over the language, and butterflies in the stomach, the girl sees expectant eyes, all glued on her.
    • For much of the season, he has struggled with command of his fastball.
    • "They come with a very basic command of English, " she said.
    • The Magginis have a brilliant command of the idiom.
    • He has good command over English, Punjabi and Hindi languages.
    • Tonight we saw that he has an equal command over domestic issues.
    • Simply put, it's more than acting with inputs like good command over language, spontaneity, imagination, skills to improvise there and then.
    • Her vibrant stage presence, excellent command over rhythm and felicity of expression held the audience spellbound.
    • He has such command over his knowledge that he can popularize it in the best sense of the word.
    • Once you have a command over these combinations, you can always improvise and go beyond that depending on your creativity.
    • Sonia's drawback seems to be her lack of command over Indian languages.
  • 3

    Computing
    orden feminine
    comando masculine