What is the definition of control?

Definitions for control

  • verb - have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"
  • 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"
  • verb - verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account"
  • noun - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
  • noun - (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"
  • verb - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
  • verb - control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully
  • verb - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
  • 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"
  • verb - check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
  • noun - 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"
  • noun - discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
  • noun - power to direct or determine; "under control"
  • noun - great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
  • 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"
  • noun - the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
  • noun - a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
  • noun - 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"
  • 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"
  • Pronounciation of control

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    Synonyms for control

    ascendance restraint mastery ascendence control condition ascendancy dominance ascendency controller insure assure command curb master see to it operate hold in moderate see ensure manipulate hold verify check ascertain keep in line contain

    Antonyms for control

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    Holonyms for control

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    Hypernyms for control

    discipline criterion disembodied spirit bodily process power standard relation body process powerfulness economic policy condition bodily function mechanism skillfulness spirit status activity try out check control interact hold back test examine know insure ascertain restrain prove essay verify see to it assure keep try see ensure manipulate keep back

    Hyponyms for control

    ownership grasping steering self-denial price-fixing cruise control handwheel electrical switch temperance authority dominance price control floor domination predomination tyranny damage control flood control internal control regularization power trip taking hold steerage self-discipline restraint disk controller joystick valve moderation authorization say-so ceiling base mastery prepotency despotism federalization imperialism regularisation riot control seizing guidance self-control motor control governor switch self-restraint inhibition authorisation corporatism roof ascendant supremacy dominion monopoly repression federalisation regulation possession riot control operation prehension direction traffic control regulator electric switch temperateness continence potency iron fist cap ascendent predominance absolutism crowd control flight control regulating synchronise treadle drive tease steer direct channelize deal hold monopolize draw rein dominate rule restrict bound stamp down curb deny bate control spot-check dial relay fly handle maneuver point channelise care hold sway monopolise rein master call the shots restrain confine inhibit damp abnegate thermostat cinch double-check cover turn gate aviate ingratiate manoeuver head hold one's own internationalize govern harness corner charm call the tune trammel throttle subdue mortify train countercheck proofread cross-check synchronize submarine pedal pilot preoccupy manoeuvre guide manage internationalise regiment rein in preside becharm wear the trousers limit suppress conquer crucify catch counteract proof card

    Meronyms for control

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    Sounds like control

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