1. Power to direct or determine (synset 105203643)
    "under control"
  2. A relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another (synset 113849418)
    "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus"
  3. (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc (synset 100832109)
    "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his sphincters"
  4. A standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment (synset 105806577)
    "the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"
  5. The activity of managing or exerting control over something (synset 100805278)
    "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
  6. The state that exists when one person or group has power over another (synset 114465291)
    "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
  7. Discipline in personal and social activities (synset 104890163)
    "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
  8. Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity (synset 105649804)
    "a good command of French"
  9. A mechanism that controls the operation of a machine (synset 103101611)
    "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"
  10. A spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance (synset 109527922)
  11. The economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc. (synset 106669947)
    "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
  1. Exercise authoritative control or power over (synset 202445887)
    "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
  2. Lessen the intensity of;
    Hold in restraint;
    Hold or keep within limits (synset 202516039)
    "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
  3. Handle and cause to function (synset 201227308)
    "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
  4. Maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage (synset 201807900)
    "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"
  5. Check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard (synset 202526663)
    "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
  6. Place under restrictions;
    Limit access to by law (synset 202514936)
    "this substance is controlled"; "that area is restricted to security personnel only"
  7. Verify by using a duplicate register for comparison (synset 200665078)
    "control an account"
  8. Be careful or certain to do something;
    Make certain of something (synset 200664507)
    "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
  9. Have a firm understanding or knowledge of;
    Be on top of (synset 200598780)
    "Do you control these data?"

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