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Definitions of control

  1. To direct; govern; influence; regulate; manage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To restrain; govern; regulate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To check: to restrain: to govern:-pr.p. controlling; pa.p. controlled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To restrain; govern. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To check by a counter-register or double account; to restrain, govern, or direct. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To check by a contra-account; to restrain; to govern; to subject to authority. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Controlling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc; "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his sphincters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed control on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. power to direct or determine; "under control" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another; "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. A duplicate book, register, or account, kept to correct or check another account or register; a counter register. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. That which serves to check, restrain, or hinder; restraint. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. Power or authority to check or restrain; restraining or regulating influence; superintendence; government; as, children should be under parental control. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern; to overpower. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. The complete apparatus used to control a mechanism or machine in operation, as a flying machine in flight; Webster Dictionary DB
  26. the mechanism controlling the rudders and ailerons. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Any of the physical factors determining the climate of any particular place, as latitude,distribution of land and water, altitude, exposure, prevailing winds, permanent high- or low-barometric-pressure areas, ocean currents, mountain barriers, soil, and vegetation. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A check; restraint; superintendence; authority; the apparatus regulating the movement of an airplane. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. (formerly COMPTROLL), Restraint: authority: command. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. Restraint; authority. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. The act of controlling; influence; regulation; government; command. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Restraint; authority; command. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Check; restraint; power; command; that which restrains, as Board of Control. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. Controlled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for control

  1. Why should you be kept in control – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  2. All that was beyond his control – Foes by Mary Johnston
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