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synonyms for commanding

  • assertive
  • compelling
  • decisive
  • dominant
  • dominating
  • forceful
  • imposing
  • impressive
  • lofty
  • arresting
  • controlling
  • striking
  • advantageous
  • autocratic
  • bossy
  • dictatorial
  • imperious
  • in charge
  • peremptory
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antonyms for commanding

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  • humble
  • ineffective
  • modest
  • secondary
  • subordinate
  • unimportant
  • unimpressive
  • weak
  • indecisive
  • inferior
  • unassertive
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How to use commanding in a sentence

That would almost certainly be Republican Marco Contreras, a businessman, who had a commanding hold on second place in the early vote totals.
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The Big Ten offensive player of the year just threw a 12-yard touchdown to tight end Jeremy Ruckert to take a commanding 35-14 lead over Clemson with a trip to the national championship game on the line.
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The regulatory approval was expected, but it gives Tesla the official go-ahead to sell a new vehicle to the world’s fast-growing electric vehicle market—a market where it already has a commanding lead over rivals.
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Early Wednesday morning, Terra Lawson-Remer had a commanding lead over incumbent Supervisor Kristin Gaspar.
MORNING REPORT: DEMS TAKE COUNTY CONTROLVOICE OF SAN DIEGONOVEMBER 4, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
In Sunday’s commanding win against the Toronto Raptors, he finished with 18 points and 10 assists.
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Her tall figure—she was taller than he by at least three inches—was beautiful in its commanding, yet not vulgar, self-possession.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Soon afterwards Cox, commanding the 29th Indian Brigade, came on board to make his salaam.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
She did not appear conscious that she had done anything unusual in commanding his presence.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
These may be said to be pure in tone, but not possessing the other requisites they fail in commanding attention.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
The Marshal's arguments seemed about to prevail when news arrived that Bruyre, commanding the cavalry, was seriously wounded.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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WORDS RELATED TO COMMANDING

  • authoritative
  • bureaucratic
  • central
  • commanding
  • controlling
  • deciding
  • decisive
  • departmental
  • directing
  • directive
  • directorial
  • executive
  • governing
  • governmental
  • in charge
  • in control
  • jurisdictional
  • legislative
  • managerial
  • official
  • organizational
  • policy-making
  • presiding
  • regulative
  • regulatory
  • ruling
  • supervising
  • supervisory
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