Has anyone ever said this to you? It sounds like it may go extreme but that is quite rare if you ask me. ‘Your wish is my command’ is a clause often said to promise one’s subjection to another person. By saying this, you are implying that you will do exactly what a person asks of you.
There are other phrases that may be used instead of this. One of them is Anything for you. This has its slight difference which will be addressed in the article, along with 19 other phrases with similar meanings.
21 “Your Wish Is My Command” Similar Phrases
- No problem
- Consider it done
- I’m within easy reach
- Right away
- I’m at your service
- Ready to go
- As you wish
- If that’s what you want.
- I’m ready, willing, and able
- Ask away
- I’m at your disposal
- I’m yours for the asking
- I’m at your fingertips
- I’m happy to help
- Anything for you
- At your orders
- On it
- Say no more
- As you please
- I will do as you say.
We may be more familiar with this option than the rest on the list. When a person says ‘No problem’, what do you think it implies? The phrase can be used in several ways.
A person can say ‘No problems’ to tell you there is no issue that needs urgent attention. ‘No problem’ may mean you have nothing to worry about. It can be used to say ‘I forgive you’ or ‘Forget about it’s. All of these depend on the context in which a person says ‘No problem’.
‘No problem’ can also be used to oblige to a person’s request. A person can say ‘No problem’ to you after you make your request. The person implies that your request will be granted and he or she has no trouble in ensuring it.
Consider it done
We are undoubtedly very familiar with this phrase. When a person says ‘Consider it done’, it is hardly mistaken. It either has no second meaning or I just haven’t learnt about its other meanings.
‘Consider it done’ always comes as a response to a request and, as it literally suggests, it means your wish will be granted. It has basically the same meaning when you say ‘Your wish is my command’.
However, ‘Your wish is my command’ can be used in a different way. A person can say this before you even make your request. The earlier discussion may be about making a decision and this statement will be a way of telling the other person to make the decision solely and you will accept it willingly.
You can also use ‘Consider it done’ in this way but you will have to avoid sounding absurd with it. E.g. You just say what you want and consider it done.
I’m within easy reach
We must have heard this clause once of twice in our lives. It is not the perfect replacement for the clause it is being compared to but it is very similar in meaning and may be used in the same situations.
When you say a person’s wish is your command, you are telling the person that you will take his or her requests as an order and a duty. You are saying you will be forced to do it because you are subjecting yourself to the person’s authority just to please the person.
When you say you are within a person’s easy reach, you are telling the person that he or she can always request your help and attention whenever you are needed.
When you say this, you are promising to please the person however you can when the request is made.
This is another quite different but quite similar phrase to ‘Your wish is my command’. We may have talked about how the statement is used.
‘Your wish is my command’ can be used in two different ways. You can say this to make a person feel free to make a request from you. You can also say this after a person has made a request to show that you have no objections and you are ready to submit to his or her will.
‘Right away’ can be used in the same way as the second meaning of ‘Your wish is my command’. You can say this after a person has made a request from you.
You are implying that you will get it done immediately. You are indirectly saying you have no objections and you will do as the person has commanded or requested.
I’m at your service
This clause is another common synonym for ‘Your wish is my command’. When you say you are at a person’s service, you are telling the person that you are there to serve him or her and you won’t be objecting his or her requests from you.
This simply means you are subjecting yourself to the person’s will and pleasure, though people often have their limits when they say this.
Waiters in a restaurant may say this but they are only there to serve you with whatever they can provide to fulfill your desire. If they can’t help you out, then they can’t. They also won’t do anything outside their job descriptions just to please you.
While there may be limits to how this statement is often used, it means more. You can say this without being a waiter in a restaurant.
This may the only word or phrase we are strange to on this list unless you are Italian or Spanish. This is the superlative word for ‘Pronto’ which means ‘Ready’ or ‘Quick’. The word, ‘Pronto’, is available in Italian, Spanish, and is also often used in English. ‘Prontissimo’ can be translated as ‘Extremely ready’.
When a person requests your help, you can say ‘Prontissimo’ to him or her. This is another way to tell the person to say what he or she wants and you will do it ‘right away’. You are implying that you are ‘very ready’ to do as the person desires.
Ready to go
We are more familiar with ‘ready to go’ than we are with ‘Prontissimo’. We can use both expressions in the same contexts.
When a person calls you and is about to make a request from you, saying ‘Ready to go’ implies you have nothing else to do and you are willing to use that time to satisfy the person. In other words, whatever the person asks of you, you will subject yourself to it without any objections and you will make sure to do it immediately.
As you wish
We are also very familiar with this phrase and we use it often. It means the same as ‘Your wish is my command’ but it isn’t often used in the same way. When a person says ‘As you wish’, it implies that you will have no objections to what the person chooses. You will do just as the person requests of you.
When people use this phrase, they are often unconcerned. They say ‘as you wish’ when the decision the other person makes does not affect them in any special way. However, you can also use it in a situation where you are both affected.
In a situation where both of you are meant to make a decision that you are both comfortable with, you can tell the person to make a choice that suits him or her and you will subject to his or her wish without any objections.
If that’s what you want.
This is something you say after a person has made a request from you and you are not going to object to it for your own sake. When people say this, it often means they have objections but it is not usually about themselves.
You may be making a request which is not a very good decision. The other person may try to talk you out of it at first but it is still your decision to make, even though you need the person’s help to get it done.
When the person says ‘if it is what you want’, the person has surrendered to your will. He or she will do as you have asked and will no longer object since you have stuck to your decision.
I’m ready, willing, and able.
This is simply saying you are able to do as the person as requested, you will do as the person has requested, and you will do so immediately you are asked.
This takes it a bit further than. ‘Your wish is my command’. Here, you are promising to be up to the task. However, you can choose to say this only after you have heard what is being requested from you.
Asides from promising to be able to do what you have being asked, you are claiming to be willing to satisfy the person and also claiming to be ready to do as the person says.
You can say this after a person tells you he or she is about to make a request. This is not the closest to ‘Your wish is my command’ but it is quite close and you can still use it in similar cases.
When you say this, you are telling the person to go ahead and make the request from you. You are not promising to be able to do it. You are not directly saying you are willing to do it or that you are ready.
However, this statement will indirectly imply that you are willing to give your time to the person. While you are still very free to refuse the request after consideration, this statement will infer that you are willing to please the person.
I’m at your disposal
This is another common clause that is used in place of ‘Your wish is my command’ but many may not exactly know what it means. It is exactly the same as ‘I’m at your service’.
When you say you are at someone’s service, it means you are dedicating the current time to serve the person. When you say you are at a person’s disposal, you are telling the person that you will allow yourself to be used for the meantime. In other words, you will do as the person requests of you without objecting.
I’m yours for the asking.
This is much closer to ‘within easy reach’ than it is to ‘Your wish is my command’. However, it may even be more intense than simply saying ‘within easy reach’.
When you say this, you are implying that you can be called at any time and you are willing to subject yourself to the person’s desires whenever you are called.
The meaning isn’t always taken at face value, considering how far the mind and a person’s requests can go. However, when you say this, you are promising to do the person’s will with no excuses.
I’m at your fingertips
This is similar to ‘Within easy reach’. In fact, we can conclude that it means the same thing.
When you say this, you are telling the person that you are not far. You are implying that the person is free to call for your help whenever you are needed.
I’m happy to help
When you say you are happy to help, you are telling the person that you are willing to offer your assistance to make the person happy..
Anything for you
This is often used in romantic contexts but not always. When you say this, you are implying that you can do anything for the person’s sake.
At your orders
By saying you are at a person’s orders, you are telling the person that he or she can command you to do his or her will.
This is mostly used in place of ‘Right away’. You can say this immediately the person makes a request. By saying this, you are telling the person that you will be working on his or her request iimmediatel
Say no more
This phrase is often used to mean ‘I understand’. When a person tells you to say no more, it means he or she has understood your requests, needs no more explanation, and will be working on it right away.
As you please
‘As you please’ is the same as ‘As you wish’. Saying this means you are willing to do anything to please the person.
I will do as you say.
This sounds like basic English with no need for more explanation. When you say you will do as a person says, it means you will find no discomfort in the person’s requests and you will make no modifications in carrying them out.