Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section I. General Intersocial Volition

741. Command.

   NOUN:COMMAND, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm [Hind.], bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.
  DISPATCH or despatch, message, direction, injunction, charge, instructions; appointment, fixture.
  DEMAND, exaction, imposition, requisition, claim, reclamation, revendication [rare]; ultimatum (terms) [See Conditions]; request [See Request]; requirement.
  DECREE, dictate, dictation, mandate, caveat, senatus consultum [L.]; precept; prescript, rescript, writ, ordination, bull, edict, decretal, dispensation, prescription, brevet, placet, placitum [L.], ukase, firman, hatti-sherif, hatti-humayoun (or humayun), warrant, passport, mittimus, mandamus, summons, subpœna, nisi prius [L.], interpellation, citation; word, – of command; mot d’ordre [F.]; bugle -, trumpet- call; beat of drum, tattoo; order of the day; enactment (law) [See Legality]; plebiscite (choice) [See Choice].
   VERB:COMMAND, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.
  issue a command; make -, issue -, promulgate- -a requisition, – a decree, – an order &c. n.; give the -word of command, – word, – signal; call to order; give -, lay down- the law; assume the command (authority) [See Authority]; remand.
  PRESCRIBE, set, appoint, mark out; set -, prescribe -, impose- a task; set to work, put in requisition.
  BID, enjoin, charge, call upon, instruct; require, – at the hands of; exact, impose, tax, task; demand; insist on (compel) [See Compulsion].
  CLAIM, lay claim to, revendicate [rare], reclaim.
  CITE, summon, avoke; call for, send for; subpœna; beckon.
  BE ORDERED &c.; receive an order &c. n.
   ADJECTIVE:COMMANDING &c. v.; authoritative [See Authority]; decretory, decretive, decretal; callable; imperative, jussive; decisive, final, without appeal; interpellative, demanded, commanded &c. v.
   ADVERB:in a commanding tone; by a -stroke, – dash- of the pen; by order, at beat of drum, on the first summons, to order, at the word of command; by -command, – order, – decree- of; as required, as requested, as ordered, as commanded.
  1. The decree is gone forth.
  2. Sic volo sic jubeo.
  3. Le Roi le veut.
  4. Boutez en avant.