control

phonetic symbol: / kəntróʊl / 

control - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ the activity of managing or exerting control over something
e.g.)
・the control of the mob by the police was admirable

[ noun ]
■ (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
e.g.)
・the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired
・he had lost control of his sphincters

[ noun ]
■ a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
e.g.)
・the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly
・I turned the controls over to her
controller

[ noun ]
■ discipline in personal and social activities
e.g.)
・she never lost control of herself
restraint

[ noun ]
■ power to direct or determine
e.g.)
・under control

[ noun ]
■ great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
command , mastery

[ noun ]
■ a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
e.g.)
・the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw
control condition

[ noun ]
■ the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
e.g.)
・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
e.g.)
・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
ascendance , ascendancy , ascendence , ascendency , dominance

[ verb ]
■ have a firm understanding or knowledge of
■ be on top of
e.g.)
・Do you control these data?
master

[ verb ]
■ be careful or certain to do something
■ make certain of something
e.g.)
・control the quality of the product
ascertain , assure , check , ensure , insure , see , see to it

[ verb ]
■ verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
e.g.)
・control an account

[ verb ]
■ handle and cause to function
e.g.)
・control the lever
operate

[ verb ]
■ control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
e.g.)
・She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up
keep in line , manipulate

[ verb ]
■ exercise authoritative control or power over
e.g.)
・control the budget
command

[ verb ]
■ lessen the intensity of
■ temper
■ hold in restraint
■ hold or keep within limits
e.g.)
・control your anger
check , contain , curb , hold , hold in , moderate

[ verb ]
■ check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
e.g.)
・Are you controlling for the temperature?
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