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    control - Dictionary definition and meaning for word control

    Definition
    (noun) power to direct or determine
    Example Sentence
    • under control
    Definition
    (noun) a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    Example Sentence
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus
    Definition
    (noun) (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
    Example Sentence
    • the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired
    • he had lost control of his sphincters
    Definition
    (noun) a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
    Synonyms : control condition
    Example Sentence
    • the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw
    Definition
    (noun) the activity of managing or exerting control over something
    Example Sentence
    • the control of the mob by the police was admirable
    Definition
    (noun) the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    Example Sentence
    • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her
    Definition
    (noun) discipline in personal and social activities
    Synonyms : restraint
    Example Sentence
    • he was a model of polite restraint
    • she never lost control of herself
    Definition
    (noun) great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
    Synonyms : command , mastery
    Example Sentence
    • a good command of French
    Definition
    (noun) a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
    Synonyms : controller
    Example Sentence
    • the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly
    • I turned the controls over to her
    Definition
    (noun) a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance Definition
    (noun) the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
    Example Sentence
    • they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls
    Definition
    (verb) exercise authoritative control or power over
    Synonyms : command
    Example Sentence
    • control the budget
    • Command the military forces
    Definition
    (verb) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    Synonyms : check , contain , curb , hold , hold in , moderate
    Example Sentence
    • moderate your alcohol intake
    • hold your tongue
    • hold your temper
    • control your anger
    Definition
    (verb) handle and cause to function
    Synonyms : operate
    Example Sentence
    • do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol
    • control the lever
    Definition
    (verb) control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
    Synonyms : keep in line , manipulate
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
    Synonyms : verify
    Example Sentence
    • Are you controlling for the temperature?
    Definition
    (verb) verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
    Example Sentence
    • control an account
    Definition
    (verb) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    Synonyms : ascertain , assure , check , ensure , insure , see , see to it
    Example Sentence
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product
    Definition
    (verb) have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
    Synonyms : master
    Example Sentence
    • Do you control these data?
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