Command and Request


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Command verb – To issue orders to (someone) by right of authority.
Usage example: the general commanded his troops with Caesar-like imperiousness

Request is a synonym for command in order topic. In some cases you can use "Request" instead the word "Command" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like invitation, directive.
Nearby Words: commanding, commanded, commander, commandment, commandant
Synonyms for Command


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Request verb – To give a request or demand for.
Command is a synonym for request in order topic. Sometimes you can use "Command" instead the word "Request" as a noun or a verb.
Nearby Words: requested, requester, requesting, requestor
Synonyms for Request

How words are described

special special command special request
similar similar command similar request
specific specific command specific request
direct direct command direct request
Other adjectives: complete, certain, express, total, original, single, simple, actual, personal, mental, final, official, next, last, verbal, previous.

Common collocations

water command water request water

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / The Black Parade First, whenever Jordan or Michael tells him to bite them, he asks, “Is that a request or a command?
  • Video Game / Final Fantasy XIII After Yaag Rosch's final command/request to the PSICOM/Guardian Corps units to focus on evacuation rather then fighting the l'Cie, once you enter Orphan's Cradle you'll see some who haven't been turned to Cieth and still want to fight you.
  • Holodeck Malfunction In a later episode, Steven takes his friend Connie into the room, and the room takes a request directed at her as a command, and creates a duplicate of her in order to fulfill it.
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