What does the word commanding mean?

Usage examples for commanding

  1. Why are you commanding me to do what I wish? – Signora Fantastici by Madame de Stael, translated by Frank J. Morlock
  2. This sounded horribly cruel, and the tone in which it was said was commanding. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  3. To Constantine, Cador's son, Earl of Cornwall, and his near kin, Arthur committed the realm, commanding him to hold it as king until he returned to his own. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace