manu-, man-, mani-, mandat-, manda-
(Latin: hand or hands)
2. A writer's assistant with research and secretarial duties: Iva was able to pay for her university expenses by being an amanuensis for one of her history professors.
3.Etymology: from Latin amanuensis, from the phrase servus a manu, "a servant from the hand"; that is, "a servant writing from dictation" or "secretary"; composed of a, "from" + manual, "hand".
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It is much safer for people to bimanually drive their cars instead of with just one hand.
Some jars of jam need to be opened bimanually because the lids are often very tight.
2. To have control or authority over; to rule; a military unit or region under the control of a single officer: A general who commands an army.
3. To have at one's disposal: A person who commands seven languages.
4. To deserve and receive as due; exact: The troops' bravery commanded respect.
5. To exercise dominating, authoritative influence over others: General Andrews commands every military room that he enters on the base, as shown when everyone stands at attention when he comes in.
6. To dominate by a physical position; overlook: Harry climbed to the top of a mountain that was commanding the valley below.
7. Etymology: from Latin commandare, "to commit to one's charge"; literally, "to place in one's hands".
2. The title of the senior officer and head of the U.S. Marine Corps: The CMC, or Commandant of the Marine Corps, is normally that military group's highest-ranking officer and is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; as well as, being responsible for ensuring that the organization, policy, plans, and programs for the Marine Corps are accomplished.
2. To seize for military use; to confiscate: After the navy had commandeered the museum as its headquarters, it was reopened later to the public after renovations.
3. To take arbitrarily or by force; to appropriate: After the two criminals had commandeered the vehicle containing cash for banks, they stole it and escaped before they could be stopped!!
4. To seize (private property) for military or other public use: The police officer commandeered a private vehicle and took off after the getaway car of the bank robber.
5. Etymology: from Latin commandare, "to commit to one's charge"; from com, "with, together" + mandare, "to commit to one's charge"; literally "to place in one's hands"; from manus, "hand".
2. A person who exercises authority; a chief officer; a leader: The commander of the local police force was well-liked for being fair and protective of the citizens of his community.
3. An officer ranking below a captain and above a lieutenant commander in a military unit: Joan's brother became a commander after serving successfully during his ten years in the navy.
2. One of the ten significant rules of conduct that, according to the Bible, were given to Moses by God: “Thou shalt not murder” is one of the Ten Commandments in the Old Testament.
2. To mention as being deserving of recommendation or attention: There were a number of critics who commended Sharon, the author, for her outstanding book.
3. To mention or to pass on good wishes from one person to another: After her visit, Jane said, "And, please remember to commend me to your mother when you see her next week."
4. To entrust or to commit to the care of another person: Jack commended his kitty to the protection or safekeeping of his best friend, Jane, while he was away on a trip.
5. Etymology: from Latin commendare, "to commit to one's charge"; from com, "with, together" + mandare, "to place in one's hands"; just the same as command which is originally the same as commend, but differentiated from it in meaning.
Shirley's mother demonstrated a great deal of commendableness for her voluntary work with the refugees who arrived in her town.