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Having the air of authority
“Not only a commanding physical presence, the former WWE wrestling champion brings a gratifying level of depth and humanity to the role first seen on the screen in 1973.”
Possessing or giving superior strength
“He really stepped on the gas racing up the far side where he held a commanding lead.”
Highest in rank or authority
“… with the death of the general, he instantly became the commanding officer on the field of battle.”
Likely to attract attention
“… even in a room filled with world leaders, he was a commanding presence.”
Present participle for give an authoritative or peremptory order
“He commanded his men to retreat.”
Present participle for to exercise authority or power over
“But it afforded him the only position where he could command a view of the entire area from a post that was nearly hidden.”
Present participle for be in a strong enough position to have or secure
“They may both be remakes of better films, but there is no denying that the American versions of these Japanese classics now command a very strong position in the marketplace.”
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