power to direct or determine
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"
(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"
control condition, control(noun)
a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
"the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"
the activity of managing or exerting control over something
"the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control(noun)
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"
discipline in personal and social activities
"he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
command, control, mastery(noun)
great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
"a good command of French"
controller, mastery, restraint, dominance, bid, ascendance, ascendancy, instruction, dictation, bidding, supremacy, ascendency, subordination, program line, statement, command, domination, control condition, ascendence
a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
"the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"
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.
"they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
exercise authoritative control or power over
"control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
assure, ensure, ascertain, verify, moderate, hold in, hold, overtop, manipulate, overlook, check, dominate, keep in line, require, operate, master, see to it, command, insure, curb, see, contain
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate(verb)
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"
crack, ensure, mark, hold in, jibe, verify, gibe, mince, make, declare, lead, tick off, view as, carry, book, operate, concur, have, maintain, master, hold, moderate, sustain, learn, checker, check out, match, stamp down, conquer, retain, stop, nurse, defy, condition, assure, tame, cut back, guard, prevail, manipulate, comprise, break, suss out, check off, withstand, adjudge, suppress, accommodate, curb, check up on, look into, ascertain, harbour, insure, soften, go over, reserve, check, hold back, give, take hold, train, go for, see, conceal, take, deem, incorporate, support, find out, obtain, discipline, apply, chasten, check over, restrict, bind, tone down, have got, entertain, subdue, temper, correspond, command, restrain, keep, concord, keep back, oblige, fit, throw, keep in line, arrest, check into, tally, enclose, contain, bear, inhibit, determine, hold up, retard, take for, turn back, harbor, chequer, delay, watch, defend, see to it, confine, chair, admit, curtail, tick, halt, obligate, agree, mark off
handle and cause to function
"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
go, manoeuvre, see, hold in, ascertain, moderate, maneuver, mesh, hold, function, manipulate, work, manoeuver, engage, keep in line, run, operate, assure, master, check, lock, operate on, see to it, command, insure, ensure, curb, verify, contain
manipulate, keep in line, control(verb)
control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
"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"
assure, misrepresent, see, fudge, hold in, fake, pull strings, cook, moderate, hold, manipulate, ensure, wangle, check, pull wires, keep in line, falsify, ascertain, operate, master, rig, see to it, command, insure, curb, verify, contain
check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
"Are you controlling for the temperature?"
assure, ensure, ascertain, verify, affirm, moderate, hold in, hold, manipulate, aver, assert, check, swan, keep in line, swear, operate, master, see to it, avow, command, insure, curb, see, contain
verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
"control an account"
see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure(verb)
be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
"He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
guarantee, ensure, project, interpret, verify, look, experience, tick off, visualise, fit, gibe, assure, image, hold, run across, moderate, learn, checker, condition, mark off, run into, discover, escort, stop, examine, pick up, visit, reckon, consider, tally, come across, get a line, hold in, suss out, get wind, check off, check over, take care, match, check up on, look into, ascertain, mark, command, insure, attend, promise, date, realize, go over, train, check, hold back, underwrite, meet, go out, witness, manipulate, fancy, catch, construe, find out, see, discipline, tell, check into, regard, visualize, picture, find, go through, take in, correspond, curb, secure, view, keep in line, arrest, hear, cover, contain, operate, get word, envision, determine, figure, encounter, retard, crack, turn back, reassure, chequer, watch, see to it, break, understand, check out, master, go steady, tick, realise, jibe, agree, delay
have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
"Do you control these data?"
assure, surmount, get the hang, curb, dominate, verify, see, overcome, moderate, hold in, hold, manipulate, ensure, check, keep in line, ascertain, operate, master, see to it, command, insure, get over, subdue, contain
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Govern carries the idea of authoritative administration or some exercise of authority that is at once effective and continuous; control is effective, but may be momentary or occasional. One controls what he holds or can hold at will absolutely in check; as, a skilful horseman controls a spirited horse; a person controls his temper; we say to one who is excited, "control yourself." A person commands another when he has, or claims, the right to make that other do his will, with power of inflicting penalty if not obeyed; he controls another whom he can effectually prevent from doing anything contrary to his will; he governs one whom he actually does cause, regularly or constantly, to obey his will; a parent may command a child whom he can not govern or control. The best teachers are not greatly prone to command, but govern or control their pupils largely by other means. Command is, however, often used in the sense of securing, as well as requiring, submission or obedience, as when we speak of a commanding influence; a man commands the situation when he can shape events as he pleases; a fortress commands the region when no enemy can pass against its resistance. Govern implies the exercise of knowledge and judgment as well as power. To rule is more absolute and autocratic than to govern; to sway is to move by quiet but effectual influence; to mold is not only to influence feeling and action, but to shape character; to manage is to secure by skilful contrivance the doing of one's will by those whom one can not directly control; a wise mother, by gentle means, sways the feelings and molds the lives of her children; to be able to manage servants is an important element of good housekeeping. The word reign, once so absolute, now simply denotes that one holds the official station of sovereign in a monarchy, with or without effective power; the Queen of England reigns; the Czar of Russia both reigns and rules.
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List of paraphrases for "control":
monitoring, oversight, controlling, controls, scrutiny, supervision, monitor, check, controlled, inspection, checking, screening, supervisory, fight, checks, contrôle, witness, surveillance, limitation, combat, command, witnesses, regulatory, mastery, regulate, controller, struggle, combating, review, contorl, grip, ownership, audit, domination, assurance, controlsolenoid, nations-controlled, masters, verification, ctrl, management, supervise, reduction, comptrollership, scrutinise, auditing
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How to use control in a sentence?
You can't simply unleash the monster and say it's too big to control, the hourglass has run out.
Britain still spends too much, borrows too much, you only have to look at the crisis unfolding in Greece as I speak, to realise that if a country's not in control of its borrowing, the borrowing takes control of the country.
Jealousy and envy are the signs of lack of emotional control in your life.
Fiber-optics lasers are revolutionizing direct energy systems, we are investing in every component of the system – from the optics and beam control to the laser itself – to drive size, weight, and power efficiencies.
Anxiety and self-doubt can bring you down, but don't quit. Keep your motivation strong and take back control of your life.
Translations for control
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- сдържаност, контролна група, власт, контролирам, управление, управлявам, самообладаниеBulgarian
- controlar, controlCatalan, Valencian
- řídit, nadvláda, ovládat, správa, kontrolaCzech
- styre, kontrollereDanish
- Kontrollgruppe, Kontrollelement, kontrollieren, Kontrolle, Steuerelement, steuernGerman
- έλεγχος, ελέγχωGreek
- contramedida, control, dirección, autodominio, patrón de comparación, controlar, manejo, organización, mando, administraciónSpanish
- kontrollgrupp, võim, kontrollEstonian
- itsehillintä, kontrolloida, hallita, ohjaus, hallinta, varmistaa, ohjata, vertailuryhmä, valvoaFinnish
- contrôle, contrôlerFrench
- srianadh, urlámhasIrish
- srian, ceannsaichScottish Gaelic
- kontwoleHaitian Creole
- korlátoz, kontrollál, szabályozHungarian
- kendali, mengendalikan, mengontrolIndonesian
- comandi, influenzare, autorità, dirigere, controllare, comando, controlloItalian
- 制御, コントロール, 支配, 操るJapanese
- 조절하다, 통제, 조절, 통제하다, 제어Korean
- imperium, impero, imperator, teneo, controlLatin
- kawalan, mengawal, menguasaiMalay
- beheersing, controleren, besturen, controle, beheersen, invloedDutch
- zarządzać, kontrolka, sterować, samokontrola, kontrola, kontrolować, grupa kontrolna, nadzorowaćPolish
- controlo, controlar, controlePortuguese
- control, grup de control, comandă, element de control, grup de comparație, element de comandă, autoritate, mecanism de siguranțăRomanian
- контролировать, контрольная группа, власть, контроль, управлятьRussian
- kontroll, kontrollera, kontrollgruppSwedish
- kontrol etmek, kumanda etmek, kontrolTurkish
- qaboo krnaUrdu
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