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control

Overview of noun control

1. control -- (power to direct or determine; "under control")

2. control -- (a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another; "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus")

3. control -- ((physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc; "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his sphincters")

4. control condition, control -- (a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment; "the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw")

5. control -- (the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable")

6. dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control -- (the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her")

7. restraint, control -- (discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself")

8. command, control, mastery -- (great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French")

9. control, controller -- (a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her")

10. control -- (a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance)

11. control -- (the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls")


Overview of verb control

1. control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

2. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

3. operate, control -- (handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever")

4. manipulate, keep in line, control -- (control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line")

5. control, verify -- (check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?")

6. control -- (verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account")

7. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure -- (be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product")

8. master, control -- (have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?")



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