Command vs. Demand

Command vs. Demand — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Command and Demand

Commandverb

To direct with authority; give orders to.

Demandverb

To ask for urgently or peremptorily

demand an investigation into the murder.demanding that he leave immediately.demanded to speak to the manager.

Commandverb

To have control or authority over; rule

a general who commands an army.

Demandverb

To claim as just or due

demand repayment of a loan.

Commandverb

To have at one's disposal

a person who commands seven languages.

Demandverb

To ask to be informed of

demanded an explanation for the interruption.

Commandverb

To deserve and receive as due; exact

The troops' bravery commanded respect.

Demandverb

To require as useful, just, proper, or necessary; call for

a gem that demands a fine setting.

Commandverb

To exercise dominating, authoritative influence over

"He commands any room he enters" (Stephen Schiff).

Demandverb

To lay legal claim to; claim formally.

Commandverb

To dominate by physical position; overlook

a mountain commanding the valley below.

Demandverb

To ask that (something) be done in accordance with a legal requirement.

Commandverb

To give orders.

Demandverb

To make a demand.

Commandverb

To exercise authority or control as or as if one is a commander.

Demandnoun

An act of demanding; an urgent request.

Commandnoun

The act of commanding.

Demandnoun

Something demanded

on strike until they get their demands.

Commandnoun

An order given with authority.

Demandnoun

An urgent requirement or need

the heavy demands of her job.the emotional demands of his marriage.an increased oxygen demand.

Commandnoun

(Computers) A signal that initiates an operation defined by an instruction.

Demandnoun

The state of being sought after

in great demand as a speaker.

Commandnoun

The authority to command

an admiral in command.

Demandnoun

(Economics) The desire for goods or services in an economy, measured as the amount people are ready to buy at a given price

Supply should rise to meet demand.

Commandnoun

Possession and exercise of the authority to command

command of the seas.

Demandnoun

A formal claim.

Commandnoun

Ability to control or use; mastery

command of four languages.

Demandnoun

A request that some act be done or payment made in accordance with a legal requirement.

Commandnoun

Dominance by location; extent of view.

Demandnoun

(Archaic) An emphatic question or inquiry.

Commandnoun

The jurisdiction of a commander.

Demandnoun

The desire to purchase goods and services.

Prices usually go up when demand exceeds supply.

Commandnoun

A military unit, post, district, or region under the control of one officer.

Demandnoun

(economics) The amount of a good or service that consumers are willing to buy at a particular price.

Commandnoun

A unit of the US Air Force that is larger than an air force.

Demandnoun

A forceful claim for something.

Modern society is responding to women's demands for equality.

Commandadjective

Of, relating to, or constituting a command

command headquarters.a command decision.

Demandnoun

A requirement.

His job makes many demands on his time.There is a demand for voluntary health workers in the poorer parts of Africa and Asia.

Commandadjective

Done or performed in response to a command

a command performance.

Demandnoun

An urgent request.

She couldn't ignore the newborn baby's demands for attention.

Commandnoun

An order to do something.

I was given a command to cease shooting.

Demandnoun

An order.

Commandnoun

The right or authority to order, control or dispose of; the right to be obeyed or to compel obedience.

to have command of an army

Demandnoun

(electricity supply) More precisely peak demand or peak load, a measure of the maximum power load of a utility's customer over a short period of time; the power load integrated over a specified time interval.

Commandnoun

power of control, direction or disposal; mastery.

he had command of the situationEngland has long held command of the seaa good command of language

Demandverb

To request forcefully.

I demand to see the manager.

Commandnoun

A position of chief authority; a position involving the right or power to order or control.

General Smith was placed in command.

Demandverb

To claim a right to something.

The bank is demanding the mortgage payment.

Commandnoun

The act of commanding; exercise or authority of influence.

Demandverb

To ask forcefully for information.

I demand an immediate explanation.

Commandnoun

(military) A body or troops, or any naval or military force, under the control of a particular officer; by extension, any object or body in someone's charge.

Demandverb

To require of someone.

This job demands a lot of patience.

Commandnoun

Dominating situation; range or control or oversight; extent of view or outlook.

Demandverb

(legal) To issue a summons to court.

Commandnoun

(computing) A directive to a computer program acting as an interpreter of some kind, in order to perform a specific task.

Demandnoun

the ability and desire to purchase goods and services;

the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhipsthe demand exceeded the supply

Commandnoun

(baseball) The degree of control a pitcher has over his pitches.

He's got good command tonight.

Demandnoun

an urgent or peremptory request;

his demands for attention were unceasing

Commandverb

(transitive) To order, give orders; to compel or direct with authority.

The soldier was commanded to cease firing.The king commanded his servant to bring him dinner.

Demandnoun

a condition requiring relief;

she satisfied his need for affectionGod has no need of men to accomplish His workthere is a demand for jobs

Commandverb

(transitive) To have or exercise supreme power, control or authority over, especially military; to have under direction or control.

to command an army or a ship

Demandnoun

the act of demanding;

the kidnapper's exorbitant demands for money

Commandverb

(transitive) To require with authority; to demand, order, enjoin.

he commanded silenceIf thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (Mat. IV. 3.)

Demandnoun

required activity;

the requirements of his work affected his healththere were many demands on his time

Commandverb

(transitive) to dominate through ability, resources, position etc.; to overlook.

Bridges commanded by a fortified house. (Motley.)

Demandverb

request urgently and forcefully;

The victim's family is demanding compensationThe boss demanded that he be fired immediatelyShe demanded to see the manager

Commandverb

(transitive) To exact, compel or secure by influence; to deserve, claim.

A good magistrate commands the respect and affections of the people.Justice commands the respect and affections of the people.The best goods command the best price.This job commands a salary of £30,000.

Demandverb

require as useful, just, or proper;

It takes nerve to do what she didsuccess usually requires hard workThis job asks a lot of patience and skillThis position demands a lot of personal sacrificeThis dinner calls for a spectacular dessertThis intervention does not postulates a patient's consent

Commandverb

(transitive) To hold, to control the use of.

The fort commanded the bay.

Demandverb

claim as due or just;

The bank demanded payment of the loan

Commandverb

To have a view, as from a superior position.

Demandverb

lay legal claim to

Commandverb

(obsolete) To direct to come; to bestow.

Demandverb

summon to court

Commandnoun

an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

Demandverb

ask to be informed of;

I demand an explanation

Commandnoun

a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

Commandnoun

the power or authority to command;

an admiral in command

Commandnoun

availability for use;

the materials at the command of the potters grew

Commandnoun

a position of highest authority;

the corporation has just undergone a change in command

Commandnoun

great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity;

a good command of French

Commandnoun

(computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

Commandverb

be in command of;

The general commanded a huge army

Commandverb

make someone do something

Commandverb

demand as one's due;

This speaker commands a high feeThe author commands a fair hearing from his readers

Commandverb

look down on;

The villa dominates the town

Commandverb

exercise authoritative control or power over;

control the budgetCommand the military forces