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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section I. General Intersocial Volition
 
741. Command.
 
  
NOUN:COMMAND, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm [Hind.], bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.
  DISPATCH or despatch, message, direction, injunction, charge, instructions; appointment, fixture.
  DEMAND, exaction, imposition, requisition, claim, reclamation, revendication [rare]; ultimatum (terms) [See Conditions]; request [See Request]; requirement.
  DECREE, dictate, dictation, mandate, caveat, senatus consultum [L.]; precept; prescript, rescript, writ, ordination, bull, edict, decretal, dispensation, prescription, brevet, placet, placitum [L.], ukase, firman, hatti-sherif, hatti-humayoun (or humayun), warrant, passport, mittimus, mandamus, summons, subpœna, nisi prius [L.], interpellation, citation; word, - of command; mot d’ordre [F.]; bugle -, trumpet- call; beat of drum, tattoo; order of the day; enactment (law) [See Legality]; plebiscite (choice) [See Choice].
  
VERB:COMMAND, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.
  issue a command; make -, issue -, promulgate- -a requisition, - a decree, - an order &c. n.; give the -word of command, - word, - signal; call to order; give -, lay down- the law; assume the command (authority) [See Authority]; remand.
  PRESCRIBE, set, appoint, mark out; set -, prescribe -, 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 (compel) [See Compulsion].
  CLAIM, lay claim to, revendicate [rare], reclaim.
  CITE, summon, avoke; call for, send for; subpœna; beckon.
  BE ORDERED &c.; receive an order &c. n.
  
ADJECTIVE:COMMANDING &c. v.; authoritative [See Authority]; decretory, decretive, decretal; callable; imperative, jussive; decisive, final, without appeal; interpellative, demanded, commanded &c. v.
  
ADVERB:in a commanding tone; by a -stroke, - dash- of the pen; by order, at beat of drum, on the first summons, to order, at the word of command; by -command, - order, - decree- of; as required, as requested, as ordered, as commanded.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. The decree is gone forth.
  2. Sic volo sic jubeo.
  3. Le Roi le veut.
  4. Boutez en avant.

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