- Power to direct or determine.
- usage: "under control"
- 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"
- 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"
- 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"
- synonyms: control condition
- The activity of managing or exerting control over something.
- usage: "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
- 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"
- Discipline in personal and social activities.
- usage: "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
- synonyms: restraint
- Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity.
- usage: "a good command of French"
- 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"
- synonyms: controller
- A spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance.
- 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"
- Exercise authoritative control or power over.
- usage: "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
- synonyms: command
- 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"
- Handle and cause to function.
- usage: "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
- synonyms: operate
- 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"
- Check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard.
- usage: "Are you controlling for the temperature"
- synonyms: verify
- Verify by using a duplicate register for comparison.
- usage: "control an account"
- 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"
- Have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of.
- usage: "Do you control these data"
- synonyms: master
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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