Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMANDS

But, my daughter, why is it that the commands of Phidias would have made you unhappy?

From his dress, and the commands he appeared to be issuing, Robert judged that it was the mate.

He commands that this should be done, and by no means be neglected and despised.

It commands us to assist and comfort our neighbor in danger and want.

It commands us to assist our neighbor to improve and protect his own.

It is a delight to atone for a fault by obeying your commands.

But often, in the heat of battle, his commands were disregarded.

She whirled with the evident intention of issuing her commands direct.

It shall be my pleasure to do my best in fulfilling your commands.

Lady Delacour has honoured me with her commands to go to her as often as possible.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French comander "to order, enjoin, entrust" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *commandare, from Latin commendare "to recommend, entrust to" (see commend), altered by influence of Latin mandare "to commit, entrust" (see mandate (n.)). Replaced Old English bebeodan. Related: Commanded; commanding.