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 for Commanded
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Command \Com*mand"\ (?; 61), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Commanded; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Commanding.] [OE. comaunden, commanden, OF.
     comander, F. commander, fr. L. com- + mandare to commit to,
     to command. Cf. Commend, Mandate.]
     1. To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to
        direct; to bid; to charge.
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              We are commanded to forgive our enemies, but you
              never read that we are commanded to forgive our
              friends.                              --Bacon.
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              Go to your mistress:
              Say, I command her come to me.        --Shak.
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     2. To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to
        have at one's disposal; to lead.
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              Monmouth commanded the English auxiliaries.
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              Such aid as I can spare you shall command. --Shak.
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     3. To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or
        vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.
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              Bridges commanded by a fortified house. --Motley.
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              Up to the eastern tower,
              Whose height commands as subject all the vale.
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              One side commands a view of the finest garden.
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     4. To have power or influence of the nature of authority
        over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to
        challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and
        affections of the people; the best goods command the best
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              'Tis not in mortals to command success. --Addison.
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     5. To direct to come; to bestow. [Obs.]
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              I will command my blessing upon you.  --Lev. xxv.
     Syn: To bid; order; direct; dictate; charge; govern; rule;
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