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control

noun (n)

  • power to direct or determine (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    Under control.
    source: wordnet30
  • a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another (noun.linkdef)
    Example:
    Measures for the control of disease.
    They instituted controls over drinking on campus.
    source: wordnet30
  • (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc (noun.act)
    Example:
    The timing and control of his movements were unimpaired.
    He had lost control of his sphincters.
    source: wordnet30
  • a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    The control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw.
    source: wordnet30
  • the activity of managing or exerting control over something (noun.act)
    Example:
    The control of the mob by the police was admirable.
    source: wordnet30
  • the state that exists when one person or group has power over another (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • discipline in personal and social activities (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: restraint
    Antonym: unrestraint
    Example:
    She never lost control of herself.
    source: wordnet30
  • great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: command, mastery
    source: wordnet30
  • a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: controller
    Example:
    The speed controller on his turntable was not working properly.
    I turned the controls over to her.
    source: wordnet30
  • a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc. (noun.communication)
    Example:
    They wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls.
    source: wordnet30
  • A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register; a counter register. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The complete apparatus used to control a mechanism or machine in operation, as a flying machine in flight; (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • exercise authoritative control or power over (verb.social)
    Synonym: command
    Example:
    Control the budget.
    source: wordnet30
  • lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (verb.social)
    Example:
    Control your anger.
    source: wordnet30
  • handle and cause to function (verb.contact)
    Synonym: operate
    Example:
    Control the lever.
    source: wordnet30
  • control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up.
    source: wordnet30
  • check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard (verb.social)
    Synonym: verify
    Example:
    Are you controlling for the temperature?.
    source: wordnet30
  • verify by using a duplicate register for comparison (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Control an account.
    source: wordnet30
  • be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Control the quality of the product.
    source: wordnet30
  • have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: master
    Example:
    Do you control these data?.
    source: wordnet30
  • To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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