commanding Definition

  • 1having a position of authority and control
  • 2dominating or imposing
  • 3impressive or awe-inspiring in size, scope, or extent

Using commanding: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "commanding" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The general had a commanding presence that inspired his troops.

  • Example

    She has a commanding lead in the race.

  • Example

    The building's commanding architecture made it stand out from the rest of the city skyline.

commanding Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for commanding

Phrases with commanding

  • the officer in charge of a military unit or operation


    The commanding officer ordered the troops to advance.

  • commanding heights

    the most important or influential positions in a particular field or industry


    The company's CEO held the commanding heights of the tech industry.

  • a view that is impressive or breathtaking in its scope or beauty


    The hotel room had a commanding view of the ocean and the surrounding landscape.


Summary: commanding in Brief

The term 'commanding' [kəˈmændɪŋ] refers to having authority and control, dominating or imposing, and being impressive or awe-inspiring. It can describe people, such as a commanding officer, or things, like a commanding view. Synonyms include 'authoritative,' 'dominant,' and 'impressive.'