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Definition 1: the activity of managing or exerting control over something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the control of the mob by the police was admirable

(control is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of control ) (sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)

"they took possession of the ball on their own goal line"

(... is a kind of control ) (slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people

(... is a kind of control ) the measures taken to control a riot

(... is a kind of control ) the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

(... is a kind of control ) the act of steering a ship

(... is a kind of control ) the act of setting and holding a course

"a new council was installed under the direction of the king"

(... is a kind of control ) the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

(... is a kind of control ) control of the flow of traffic in a building or a city

(... is a kind of control ) control (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price of a commodity in interstate commerce

(... is a kind of control ) the act of having and controlling property

(... is a kind of control ) the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular

(... is a kind of control ) the act of repressing; control by holding down

"his goal was the repression of insolence"

(... is a kind of control ) activity of controlling a crowd

(... is a kind of control ) an effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss

(... is a kind of control ) the act of being put under federal control

(... is a kind of control ) control from ground stations of airplanes in flight by means of messages transmitted to the pilot electronically

(... is a kind of control ) (engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floods

(... is a kind of control ) any instance of aggressive extension of authority

(... is a kind of control ) the act of controlling or directing according to rule

"fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians"

(... is a kind of control ) an accounting procedure or system designed to promote efficiency or assure the implementation of a policy or safeguard assets or avoid fraud and error etc.

(... is a kind of control ) the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

"the unlawful restraint of trade"

Definition 2: (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc - [noun denoting act]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired
  • he had lost control of his sphincters

(control is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of control ) control of muscles

(control belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

Definition 3: a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly
  • I turned the controls over to her

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function

(... is a kind of control ) control mechanism for keeping an automobile at a set speed

(... is a kind of control ) control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit

(... is a kind of control ) any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.

(... is a kind of control ) a manual control consisting of a vertical handle that can move freely in two directions; used as an input device to computers or to devices controlled by computers

(... is a kind of control ) control consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated

(... is a kind of control ) a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)

(... is a kind of control ) (computer science) a circuit or chip that translates commands into a form that can control a hard disk drive

(... is a kind of control ) the control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning

(... is a kind of control ) control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid

Definition 4: power to direct or determine - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • under control

(control is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

(... is a kind of control ) the power or right to give orders or make decisions

"he has the authority to issue warrants" "deputies are given authorization to make arrests" "a place of potency in the state"

(... is a kind of control ) control of a state or organization by large interest groups

"individualism is in danger of being swamped by a kind of corporatism"

(... is a kind of control ) power by which something or someone is affected or dominated

"he has a hold over them"

(... is a kind of control ) rigorous or ruthless control

"she rules the office with an iron fist" "it takes an iron fist to contain the dissenting factions"

(... is a kind of control ) any means of control

"he took up the reins of government"

Definition 5: discipline in personal and social activities - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was a model of polite restraint
  • she never lost control of herself

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) the trait of being well behaved

"he insisted on discipline among the troops"

(... is a kind of control ) exhibiting restraint imposed on the self

"an effective temperateness in debate"

(... is a kind of control ) the trait of avoiding excesses

(... is a kind of control ) the quality of being inhibited

(... is a kind of control ) voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge

Definition 6: great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good command of French

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) the state of being cognitively skillful

Definition 7: a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

"they live by the standards of their community"

(... is part of control) the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

Definition 8: the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc. - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls

(control is a kind of ...) a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues

(... is a kind of control ) restriction on maximum prices that is established and maintained by the government (as during periods of war or inflation)

(... is a kind of control ) an upper limit on what is allowed

"he put a ceiling on the number of women who worked for him" "there was a roof on salaries" "they established a cap for prices"

(... is a kind of control ) a lower limit

"the government established a wage floor"

Definition 9: a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance - [noun denoting person]

(control is a kind of ...) any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings

Definition 10: a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • measures for the control of disease
  • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

(control is a kind of ...) an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together

Definition 11: the state that exists when one person or group has power over another - [noun denoting state]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

(... is a kind of control ) position or state of being dominant or in control

"that idea was in the ascendant"

(... is a kind of control ) power to dominate or defeat

"mastery of the seas"

(... is a kind of control ) the state of being predominant over others

(... is a kind of control ) dominance or power through legal authority

"France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa" "the rule of Caesar"

(... is a kind of control ) the state of being controlled or governed

(... is a kind of control ) dominance through threat of punishment and violence

(... is a kind of control ) exclusive control or possession of something

"They have no monopoly on intelligence"

Definition 12: have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you control these data?

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) know how to do or perform something

"She knows how to knit" "Does your husband know how to cook?"

(... is a kind of control ) get a grip on; get mastery of

(control implies ...) know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

"She did not understand her husband" "I understand what she means"

(control has a similar meaning as ...) handle and cause to function

"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"

Definition 13: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He verified that the valves were closed
  • See that the curtains are closed
  • control the quality of the product

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of control ) read for errors

"I should proofread my manuscripts"

(... is a kind of control ) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

"The second officer covered the top floor"

(... is a kind of control ) pick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality

(... is a kind of control ) ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor

"I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"

(... is a kind of control ) make sure of

(... is a kind of control ) check out conflicting sources; crosscheck facts, for example

(... is a kind of control ) check once more to be absolutely sure

(... is a kind of control ) verify by using a duplicate register for comparison

"control an account"

(control has a similar meaning as ...) verify by consulting a source or authority

"check the spelling of this word" "check your facts"

(control has a similar meaning as ...) find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort

"I want to see whether she speaks French" "See whether it works" "find out if he speaks Russian" "Check whether the train leaves on time"

(control has a similar meaning as ...) put a check mark on or near or next to

"Please check each name on the list" "tick off the items" "mark off the units"

(control has a similar meaning as ...) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

"Are you controlling for the temperature?"

Definition 14: verify by using a duplicate register for comparison - [verb of cognition]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • control an account

(control is a kind of ...) 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"

(control is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 15: handle and cause to function - [verb of contact]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol
  • control the lever

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) hold something in one's hands and move it

(... is a kind of control ) operate simultaneously

"The clocks synchronize"

(... is a kind of control ) operate or control a vehicle

"drive a car or bus" "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

(... is a kind of control ) operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument

(... is a kind of control ) control with a valve or other device that functions like a gate

(... is a kind of control ) control or operate by relay

(... is a kind of control ) operate (machinery) by a treadle

(... is a kind of control ) control a submarine

(... is a kind of control ) alter the functioning or setting of

"turn the dial to 10" "turn the heat down"

(... is a kind of control ) operate a dial to select a telephone number

"You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"

(... is a kind of control ) operate an airplane

"The pilot flew to Cuba"

(control has a similar meaning as ...) have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of

"Do you control these data?"

Definition 16: maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage - [verb of emotion]

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) act together or towards others or with others

"He should interact more with his colleagues"

(... is a kind of control ) to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them

"The advertisement is intended to tease the customers" "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior"

(... is a kind of control ) show and train

"The prize-winning poodle was handled by Mrs. Priscilla Prescott"

(... is a kind of control ) gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • control the budget
  • Command the military forces

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of control ) engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively

"His work preoccupies him" "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else"

(... is a kind of control ) exercise authority over; as of nations

"Who is governing the country now?"

(... is a kind of control ) control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft

(... is a kind of control ) have dominance or the power to defeat over

"Her pain completely mastered her" "The methods can master the problems"

(... is a kind of control ) act as president

"preside over companies and corporations"

(... is a kind of control ) gain control over

"corner the gold market"

(... is a kind of control ) control and direct with or as if by reins

"rein a horse"

(... is a kind of control ) have and control fully and exclusively

"He monopolizes the laser printer"

(... is a kind of control ) subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization

"regiment one's children"

(... is a kind of control ) direct or strongly influence the behavior of

"His belief in God governs his conduct"

(... is a kind of control ) be master; reign or rule

(... is a kind of control ) take and maintain control over, often by violent means

"The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"

(... is a kind of control ) put under international control

"internationalize trade of certain drugs"

(... is a kind of control ) be in charge of, act on, or dispose of

"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

(... is a kind of control ) maintain one's position and be in control of a situation

(... is a kind of control ) direct (oneself) somewhere

"Steer clear of him"

(... is a kind of control ) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

(... is a kind of control ) exercise authority or be in charge

"Who is calling the shots in this house?"

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • moderate your alcohol intake
  • hold your tongue
  • hold your temper
  • control your anger

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) prevent the action or expression of

"hold back your anger" "keep your cool" "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

(... is a kind of control ) control the temperature with a thermostat

(... is a kind of control ) moderate or restrain; lessen the force of

"He bated his breath when talking about this affair" "capable of bating his enthusiasm"

(... is a kind of control ) check oneself during an action

"She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"

(... is a kind of control ) cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it

"train the vine"

(... is a kind of control ) deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure

"She denied herself wine and spirits"

(... is a kind of control ) hold within limits and control

"subdue one's appetites" "mortify the flesh"

(... is a kind of control ) restrain or discourage

"the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"

(... is a kind of control ) bring under control by force or authority

"suppress a nascent uprising" "stamp down on littering" "conquer one's desires"

(... is a kind of control ) oppose or check by a counteraction

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Are you controlling for the temperature?

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

"This approach has been tried with good results" "Test this recipe"

(control has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(control belongs to category ...) a particular branch of scientific knowledge

"the science of genetics"

Samples where control or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this substance is controlled
  • that area is restricted to security personnel only

Synonyms for control in the sense of this definition

(control is a kind of ...) place restrictions on

"curtail drinking in school"

(... is a kind of control ) declare unavailable, as for security reasons

"Classify these documents"

(... is a kind of control ) declare as sacred and forbidden

(... is a kind of control ) restrict something to a particular area

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