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adjective as in superior, authoritative

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By automating the use of these technologies, Ginkgo’s backers believe, the company is uniquely positioned to take a commanding position.

Although the Blues earned a draw, they believed they could have won and taken a commanding edge into the return leg.

That would almost certainly be Republican Marco Contreras, a businessman, who had a commanding hold on second place in the early vote totals.

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.

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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This is both an outstanding work of scholarship and a commanding visual document.

As his later wartime record would show, Jackson was extremely competent in the many skills required of a commanding general.

Early polling shows her with a commanding—if not outright prohibitive—lead among Democratic voters.

At one point the commanding general, General Throckmorton, was told that there was gunfire raking a street.

Scourges, he says, “are killers who act, momentarily, as agents freed from sacred order and its commanding truths.”

Her tall figure—she was taller than he by at least three inches—was beautiful in its commanding, yet not vulgar, self-possession.

Soon afterwards Cox, commanding the 29th Indian Brigade, came on board to make his salaam.

She did not appear conscious that she had done anything unusual in commanding his presence.

These may be said to be pure in tone, but not possessing the other requisites they fail in commanding attention.

The Marshal's arguments seemed about to prevail when news arrived that Bruyre, commanding the cavalry, was seriously wounded.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to commanding, such as: assertive, compelling, decisive, dominant, dominating, and forceful.

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