commanding

  • 1 Commanding — Com*mand ing, a. 1. Exercising authority; actually in command; as, a commanding officer. [1913 Webster] 2. Fitted to impress or control; as, a commanding look or presence. [1913 Webster] 3. Exalted; overlooking; having superior strategic… …

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  • 2 commanding — [kə man′diŋ, kəmän′diŋ] vt., vi. prp. of COMMAND adj. 1. having authority; controlling or dominating 2. impressive, esp. in a dignified or imperial way 3. controlling or dominating by position [a commanding hilltop] 4. very large [a commanding… …

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  • 3 commanding — ► ADJECTIVE 1) indicating or expressing authority; imposing. 2) possessing or giving superior strength: a commanding lead. DERIVATIVES commandingly adverb …

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  • 4 commanding — index cardinal (outstanding), cogent, compelling, considerable, convincing, critical (crucial) …

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  • 5 commanding — [adj] superior, authoritative advantageous, arresting, assertive, autocratic, bossy, compelling, controlling, decisive, dictatorial, dominant, dominating, forceful, imperious, imposing, impressive, in charge, lofty, peremptory, striking; concepts …

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  • 6 commanding — [[t]kəmɑ͟ːndɪŋ, mæ̱nd [/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you are in a commanding position or situation, you are in a strong or powerful position or situation. Right now you re in a more commanding position than you have been for ages... The French …

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  • 7 commanding — commandingly, adv. commandingness, n. /keuh man ding, mahn /, adj. 1. being in command: a commanding officer. 2. appreciably superior or imposing; winning; sizable: a commanding position; a commanding lead in the final period. 3. having the air,… …

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  • 8 commanding — adjective 1 having the authority or position that allows you to give orders: a commanding officer | Japan s commanding economic position 2 making people respect and obey you: Papa s commanding presence 3 a commanding view or position is one from… …

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  • 9 commanding — UK [kəˈmɑːndɪŋ] / US [kəˈmændɪŋ] adjective 1) powerful and impressive his commanding voice/presence 2) a commanding view or a commanding position allows you to see all around you a hill with a commanding view of the valley below 3) making it… …

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  • 10 commanding — com|mand|ing [kəˈma:ndıŋ US kəˈmæn ] adj 1.) [only before noun] having the authority or position that allows you to give orders ▪ a commanding officer 2.) having the confidence to make people respect and obey you used to show approval ▪ Papa s… …

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  • 11 commanding — com|mand|ing [ kə mændıŋ ] adjective 1. ) powerful and impressive: his commanding voice/presence 2. ) allowing you to see all around you: a hill with a commanding view of the valley below 3. ) making it likely that you will win something such as… …

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  • 12 commanding — adjective Date: 1591 1. drawing attention or priority < a commanding presence > 2. difficult to overcome < a commanding lead > • commandingly adverb …

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  • 13 commanding — adjective 1) a commanding position Syn: dominant, dominating, controlling, superior, powerful, prominent, advantageous, favorable 2) a commanding voice Syn: authoritative, masterful, assertive …

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  • 14 commanding — com•mand•ing [[t]kəˈmæn dɪŋ, ˈmɑn [/t]] adj. 1) being in command 2) having the air, tone, etc., of command; imposing; authoritative: a commanding voice[/ex] 3) dominating, as by size or position: a commanding view of the valley[/ex] • Etymology:… …

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  • 15 commanding — /kəˈmændɪŋ/ (say kuh manding) adjective 1. in a position of authority over others. 2. evoking reverence or respect: a commanding presence. 3. exhibiting a person s influence or control over a situation: she had established a commanding lead.… …

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  • 16 Commanding — Command Com*mand (?; 61), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commanding}.] [OE. comaunden, commanden, OF. comander, F. commander, fr. L. com + mandare to commit to, to command. Cf. {Commend}, {Mandate}.] 1. To order with authority; …

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  • 17 commanding — 1. verb Present participle of to command. 2. adjective a) tending to give commands, authoritarian A commanding structure. b) impressively dominant Syn …

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  • 18 commanding — adj. Commanding is used with these nouns: ↑height, ↑lead, ↑officer, ↑presence, ↑tone, ↑view, ↑voice …

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  • 19 commanding — adjective 1》 having a position of authority.     ↘indicating or expressing authority. 2》 possessing or giving superior strength: a commanding lead. Derivatives commandingly adverb …

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  • 20 commanding — [kəˈmɑːndɪŋ] adj powerful and impressive his commanding voice/presence[/ex] …

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