Request vs. Command

Request vs. Command — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Request and Command

Requestverb

(transitive) to express the need or desire for

Commandnoun

An order to do something.

I was given a command to cease shooting.

Requestverb

(transitive) to ask somebody to do something

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

Requestnoun

Act of requesting (with the adposition at in the presence of possessives, and on in their absence).

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
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Requestnoun

A formal message requesting something.

Commandnoun

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

General Smith was placed in command.

Requestnoun

of being sought after.

Commandnoun

The act of commanding; exercise or authority of influence.

Requestnoun

(obsolete) That which is asked for or requested.

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.

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Requestnoun

a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

Commandnoun

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

Requestnoun

the verbal act of requesting

Commandnoun

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

Requestverb

express the need or desire for; ask for;

She requested an extra bed in her roomShe called for room service

Commandnoun

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

He's got good command tonight.

Requestverb

ask (a person) to do something;

She asked him to be here at noonI requested that she type the entire manuscript

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.

Requestverb

inquire for (information);

I requested information from the secretary

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

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.)

Commandverb

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

Bridges commanded by a fortified house. (Motley.)

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.

Commandverb

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

The fort commanded the bay.

Commandverb

To have a view, as from a superior position.

Commandverb

(obsolete) To direct to come; to bestow.

Commandnoun

an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

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