Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 741 (Command)

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#741. Command.-- N. command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm[obs], bidding, dictum, hest[obs], behest, call, beck, nod.

despatch, dispatch; message, direction, injunction, charge, instructions; appointment, fixture.

demand, exaction, imposition, requisition, claim, reclamation, revendication[obs]; ultimatum &c. (terms) 770; request &c. 765; requirement.

dictation; dictate, mandate; caveat, decree, senatus consultum[Lat]; precept; prescript, rescript; writ, ordination, bull, ex cathedra pronouncement[Lat], edict, decretal[obs], dispensation, prescription, brevet, placit[obs], ukase, ukaz [Russian], firman, hatti-sherif[obs], warrant, passport, mittimus[Law@crim], mandamus, summons, subpoena, nisi prius[Lat], interpellation, citation; word, word of command; mot d'ordre[Fr]; bugle call, trumpet call; beat of drum, tattoo; order of the day; enactment &c. (law) 963; plebiscite &c. (choice) 609.

V. command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.

prescribe, set, appoint, mark out; set a task, prescribe a task, impose a task; set to work, put in requisition.

bid, enjoin, charge, call upon, instruct; require at the hands of; exact, impose, tax, task; demand; insist on &c. (compel) 744.

claim, lay claim to, revendicate[obs], reclaim.

cite, summon; call for, send for; subpoena; beckon.

issue a command; make a requisition, issue a requisition, promulgate a requisition, make a decree, issue a decree, promulgate a decree, make an order, issue an order, promulgate an order &c. n.; give the word of command, give the word, give the signal; call to order; give the law, lay down the law; assume the command &c. (authority) 737; remand.

be -ordered &c.; receive an order &c. n.

Adj. commanding &c. v.; authoritative &c. 737; decretory[obs], decretive[obs], decretal[obs]; callable, jussive[obs].

Adv. in a commanding tone; by a stroke of the pen, by a dash of the pen; by order, at beat of drum, on the first summons.

Phr. the decree is gone forth; sic volo sic jubeo[Lat]; le Roi le veut[Fr]; boutez en avant[Fr].