As a commanding officer, he is now responsible for over 200 officers.
There is one grave and commanding presence that you all would recognize, for his life has become a part of our common history.
“Presidential” looms large, with words like “awesome,” “commanding,” and “strong” coming in big numbers.
Not to mention rare elements such as lanthanum, cerium, and neodymium, essential to modern technology and commanding high prices.
Captain XXXX is now the commanding officer of a LAPD police station (West LA division).
A commanding brow, thoughtful eyes, and a mouth that seemed to respond to all humanities.
This was the commanding verdict of the people, and it will not be unheeded.
Never did a commanding Officer have less trouble—the conduct of everybody was so good.
His was a commanding physique, hard as the grim plains from which he wrested his living.
The position was one of peculiar strength and importance for commanding the navigation of the river.
late 15c. (in astronomy), present participle adjective from command (v.). Meaning "nobly dignified" is from 1590s. Meaning "dominant by virtue of size or position" is from 1630s. Related: Commandingly (mid-15c.).
c.1300, from Old French comander "to order, enjoin, entrust" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *commandare, from Latin commendare "to recommend, entrust to" (see commend), altered by influence of Latin mandare "to commit, entrust" (see mandate (n.)). Replaced Old English bebeodan. Related: Commanded; commanding.
c.1400, "order, command," from Old French comand (14c.), from comander (see command (v.)). Meaning "control, authority" is from mid-15c.