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Definitions for (noun) control

Main entry: control Definition: the activity of managing or exerting control over something Usage: the control of the mob by the police was admirable

Main entry: control Definition: (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc Usage: the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired; he had lost control of his sphincters

Main entry: control, controller Definition: a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine Usage: the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly; I turned the controls over to her

Main entry: control, restraint Definition: discipline in personal and social activities Usage: he was a model of polite restraint; she never lost control of herself

Main entry: control Definition: power to direct or determine Usage: under control

Main entry: command, mastery, control Definition: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity Usage: a good command of French

Main entry: control, control condition Definition: a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment Usage: the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw

Main entry: control Definition: the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc. Usage: they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls

Main entry: control Definition: a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance

Main entry: control Definition: a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another Usage: measures for the control of disease; they instituted controls over drinking on campus

Main entry: dominance, control, ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency Definition: the state that exists when one person or group has power over another Usage: her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

Definitions for (verb) control

Main entry: master, control Definition: have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of Usage: Do you control these data?

Main entry: control, assure, ascertain, insure, check, ensure, see, see to it Definition: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something Usage: He verified that the valves were closed; See that the curtains are closed; control the quality of the product

Main entry: control Definition: verify by using a duplicate register for comparison Usage: control an account

Main entry: operate, control Definition: handle and cause to function Usage: do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol; control the lever

Main entry: manipulate, keep in line, control Definition: control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage Usage: 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

Main entry: command, control Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over Usage: control the budget; Command the military forces

Main entry: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger

Main entry: control, verify Definition: check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard Usage: Are you controlling for the temperature?