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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mand v. t. [imp. & p. p. Commanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Commanding.]
 1. To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.
    We are commanded to forgive our enemies, but you never read that we are commanded to forgive our friends.   --Bacon.
 Go to your mistress:
 Say, I command her come to me.   --Shak.
 2. To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one's disposal; to lead.
    Monmouth commanded the English auxiliaries.   --Macaulay.
    Such aid as I can spare you shall command.   --Shak.
 3. To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.
    Bridges commanded by a fortified house.   --Motley.
 Up to the eastern tower,
 Whose height commands as subject all the vale.   --Shak.
    One side commands a view of the finest garden.   --Addison.
 4. To have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price.
    'Tis not in mortals to command success.   --Addison.
 5. To direct to come; to bestow. [Obs.]
    I will command my blessing upon you.   --Lev. xxv. 21.
 Syn: -- To bid; order; direct; dictate; charge; govern; rule; overlook.