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Synonyms for control

Synonyms for (noun) control

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

Similar words: activity Definition: any specific behavior Usage: they avoided all recreational activity

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity Definition: an organic process that takes place in the body Usage: respiratory activity

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: mechanism Definition: device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

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

Similar words: discipline Definition: the trait of being well behaved Usage: he insisted on discipline among the troops

Synonyms: control Definition: power to direct or determine Usage: under control

Similar words: power, powerfulness Definition: possession of controlling influence Usage: the deterrent power of nuclear weapons; the power of his love saved her; his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade

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

Similar words: skillfulness Definition: the state of being cognitively skillful

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: standard, criterion Definition: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged Usage: they live by the standards of their community

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: economic policy Definition: a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues

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

Similar words: disembodied spirit, spirit Definition: any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: relation Definition: an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: condition, status Definition: a state at a particular time Usage: a condition (or state) of disrepair; the current status of the arms negotiations

Synonyms for (verb) control

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

Similar words: know Definition: know how to do or perform something Usage: She knows how to knit; Does your husband know how to cook?

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: verify Definition: confirm the truth of Usage: Please verify that the doors are closed; verify a claim

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

Similar words: 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

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

Similar words: manipulate Definition: hold something in one's hands and move it

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: interact Definition: act together or towards others or with others Usage: He should interact more with his colleagues

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back Definition: keep under control; keep in check Usage: suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool

Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: try, try out, test, prove, essay, examine Definition: put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to Usage: This approach has been tried with good results; Test this recipe