HyperDic: control

English > 20 senses of the word control:
NOUNattributecontrolpower to direct or determine
relationcontrola relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
actcontrol(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
cognitioncontrol, control conditiona standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
actcontrolthe activity of managing or exerting control over something
statecontrol, dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendencythe state that exists when one person or group has power over another
attributecontrol, restraintdiscipline in personal and social activities
cognitioncontrol, command, masterygreat skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
artifactcontrol, controllera mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
person controla spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
communicationcontrolthe economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
VERBsocialcontrol, commandexercise authoritative control or power over
socialcontrol, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
contactcontrol, operatehandle and cause to function
emotioncontrol, manipulate, keep in linecontrol (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
socialcontrol, verifycheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
socialcontrol, restrictplace under restrictions
cognitioncontrolverify by using a duplicate register / register for comparison
cognitioncontrol, see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, assurebe careful or certain to do something
cognitioncontrol, masterhave a firm understanding or knowledge of
control > pronunciation
Soundskahntrow'l
Rhymesamphibole ... whole: 76 rhymes with owl...
English > control: 20 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningPower to direct or determine.
Example"under control"
Narrowerauthority, authorization, authorisation, potency, dominance, say-soThe power or right to give orders or make decisions
corporatismControl of a state or organization by large interest groups
holdPower by which something or someone is affected or dominated
iron fistrigorous or ruthless control
reinAny means of control
Broaderpower, powerfulnesspossession of controlling influence
Spanishcontrol
Catalancontrol
Verbscontrolexercise authoritative control or power over
English > control: 20 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningA relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another.
Examples
  • "measures for the control of disease"
  • "they instituted controls over drinking on campus"
BroaderrelationAn abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
Spanishcontrol
Catalancontrol
English > control: 20 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc.
Examples
  • "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"
  • "he had lost control of his sphincters"
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
Narrowermotor controlControl of muscles
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishcontrol
Catalancontrol
Verbscontrolhandle and cause to function
English > control: 20 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment.
Example"the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"
Synonymcontrol condition
Part ofexperiment, experimentationThe act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
Broadercriterion, standardThe ideal in terms of which something can be judged
Verbscontrolverify by using a duplicate register / register for comparison
controlcheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
English > control: 20 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe activity of managing or exerting control over something.
Example"the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
Narrowercrowd controlActivity of controlling a crowd
damage controlAn effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss
federalization, federalisationThe act of being put under federal control
flight controlControl from ground stations of airplanes in flight by means of messages transmitted to the pilot electronically
flood control(engineering) the art or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc in order to minimize the occurrence of floods
grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehensionThe act of gripping / gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
imperialismAny instance of aggressive extension of authority
internal controlAn accounting procedure or system designed to promote efficiency or assure the implementation of a policy or safeguard assets or avoid fraud / fraud and error etc.
possession, ownershipThe act of having and controlling property
possession(sport) the act of controlling the ball (or puck)
power trip(slang) a self-aggrandizing action undertaken simply for the pleasure of exercising control over other people
price-fixingControl (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price / price of a commodity in interstate commerce
regulation, regulatingThe act of controlling or directing / directing according to rule
regulation, regularization, regularisationThe act of bringing to uniformity
repressionThe act of repressing
restraintThe act of controlling by restraining someone or something
riot control, riot control operationThe measures taken to control a riot
self-denial, self-discipline, self-controlThe act of denying yourself
steering, guidance, directionThe act of setting and holding a course
steering, steerageThe act of steering a ship
traffic controlcontrol of the flow of traffic in a building or a city
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishcontrol
Catalancontrol
Verbscontrolcontrol (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
English > control: 20 senses > noun 6, state
MeaningThe state that exists when one person or group has power over another.
Synonymsdominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency
Narrowerabsolutism, tyranny, despotismdominance through threat of punishment and violence
ascendant, ascendentPosition or state of being dominant or in control
domination, mastery, supremacyPower to dominate or defeat
dominion, ruledominance or power through legal authority
monopolyexclusive / exclusive control or possession of something
predominance, predomination, prepotencyThe state of being predominant over others
regulationThe state of being controlled or governed
Broadercondition, statusA state at a particular time
Spanishascendiente, control, dominación, dominio, sometimiento, sumisión
Catalancontrol, dominació, domini, sometiment, submissió
English > control: 20 senses > noun 7, attribute
Meaningdiscipline in personal and social activities.
Example "she never lost control of herself"
Synonymrestraint
NarrowercontinenceVoluntary control over urinary / urinary and fecal discharge
inhibitionThe quality of being inhibited
self-restraint, temperatenessExhibiting restraint imposed on the self
temperance, moderationThe trait of avoiding / avoiding excesses
BroaderdisciplineThe trait of being well behaved
OppositeunrestraintThe quality of lacking restraint
Spanishcontención, control, mesura, moderación
Catalancontrol, mesura
English > control: 20 senses > noun 8, cognition
MeaningGreat skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity.
Synonymscommand, mastery
BroaderskillfulnessThe state of being cognitively skillful
Spanishcontrol, dominio
Catalancontrol, domini
Verbscontrolhave a firm understanding or knowledge of
controllessen the intensity of
English > control: 20 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA mechanism that controls the operation of a machine.
Examples
  • "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"
  • "I turned the controls over to her"
Synonymcontroller
Narrowercruise controlControl mechanism for keeping an automobile at a set speed
dialThe control on a radio or television set that is used for tuning
disk controller(computer science) a circuit or chip that translates commands into a form that can control a hard disk drive
governor, regulatorA control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
handwheelControl consisting of a wheel whose rim serves as the handle by which a part is operated
joystickA manual control consisting of a vertical handle that can move freely in two directions
regulatorAny of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
switch, electric switch, electrical switchControl consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
valveControl consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
Broadermechanismdevice consisting of a piece of machinery
Spanishcontrolador, control
Catalancontrolador
Verbscontrolhandle and cause to function
English > control: 20 senses > noun 10, person
MeaningA spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance.
Broaderspirit, disembodied spiritAny incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
English > control: 20 senses > noun 11, communication
MeaningThe economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc..
Example"they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
Narrowerceiling, roof, capAn upper limit on what is allowed
floor, baseA lower limit
price controlrestriction on maximum prices that is established and maintained by the government (as during periods of war or inflation)
Broadereconomic policyA government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues
Spanishcontrol económico, control
Catalancontrol econòmic, control
English > control: 20 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExercise authoritative control or power over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"control the budget"
Synonymcommand
Narrowercall the shots, call the tune, wear the trousersExercise authority or be in charge
charm, becharmControl by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
cornergain control over
dominate, masterHave dominance or the power to defeat over
govern, ruleExercise authority over
governdirect or strongly influence the behavior of
harness, rein in, draw rein, reinControl and direct with or as if by reins
holdtake and maintain control over, often by violent means
hold one's ownMaintain one's position and be in control of a situation
hold swayBe master
internationalize, internationaliseput under international control
manage, deal, care, handleBe in charge of, act on, or dispose of
monopolize, monopoliseHave and control fully and exclusively
preoccupyEngage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
presideact as president
regimentsubject to rigid discipline / discipline, order, and systematization
steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelisedirect the course
steerdirect (oneself) somewhere
Spanishcomandar, controlar, dominar, mandar
Catalancomandar, controlar, dominar, manar
Nounscontrolpower to direct or determine
controllera person who directs and restrains
English > control: 20 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninglessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "control your anger"
Synonymshold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
Narrowerbatemoderate or restrain
catchcheck oneself during an action
countercheck, counteractOppose or check by a counteraction
damprestrain or discourage
deny, abnegatedeny oneself (something)
mortify, subdue, crucifyhold within limits and control
suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquerTo put down by force or authority
thermostatControl the temperature with a thermostat
trainCause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishcomprobar, contener, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
Catalancontenir, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
Nounscontrolgreat skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
English > control: 20 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningHandle and cause to function.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "control the lever"
Synonymoperate
Narrowerdialoperate a dial to select a telephone number
driveoperate or control a vehicle
fly, aviate, pilotOperate an airplane
gateControl with a valve or other device that functions like a gate
pedaloperate the pedals on a keyboard instrument
relayControl or operate by relay
submarineControl a submarine
synchronize, synchroniseoperate simultaneously
treadleoperate (machinery) by a treadle
turnAlter the functioning or setting of
Broadermanipulatehold something in one's hands and move it
Similar tomaster, controlHave a firm understanding or knowledge of
Spanishcontrolar, operar
Catalancontrolar, operar
Nounscontrol(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
controla mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
English > control: 20 senses > verb 4, emotion
MeaningControl (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"
Synonymsmanipulate, keep in line
Narrowerhandleshow and train
ingratiategain favor / favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
teaseTo arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
BroaderinteractAct together or towards others or with others
Spanishcontrolar, manipular
Nounscontrolthe activity of managing or exerting control over something
controllera person who directs and restrains
English > control: 20 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningCheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Are you controlling for the temperature?"
Synonymverify
Categoryscience, scientific disciplineA particular branch of scientific knowledge
Broadertest, prove, try, try out, examine, essayput to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
Similar tosee, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assureBe careful or certain to do something
Spanishcomprobar, controlar, verificar
Catalanverificar
Nounscontrola standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
English > control: 20 senses > verb 6, social
Meaningplace under restrictions; limit access to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"This substance is controlled"
Synonymrestrict
Narrowerclassifydeclare unavailable, as for security reasons
localize, localiserestrict something to a particular area
taboodeclare as sacred and forbidden
Broaderrestrict, curtail, curb, cut backplace restrictions on
Oppositederestrictmake free from restrictions
Spanishlimitar, restringir
Catalanlimitar, restringir
English > control: 20 senses > verb 7, cognition
Meaningverify by using a duplicate register / register for comparison.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"control an account"
Broadersee, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assureBe careful or certain to do something
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Spanishcontrolar
Nounscontrola standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
controllersomeone who maintains and audits business accounts
English > control: 20 senses > verb 8, cognition
MeaningBe careful or certain to do something; make certain of something.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example "control the quality of the product"
Synonymssee, check, insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, assure
Narrowercardask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
cinchmake sure of
controlverify by using a duplicate register / register for comparison
coverMaintain a check on
cross-checkcheck out conflicting sources
double-checkcheck / check / check once more to be absolutely sure
proofread, proofread for errors
spot-checkpick out random samples for examination in order to ensure high quality
Broaderverifyconfirm the truth of
Similar tocheck, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tickput a check mark on or near or next to
checkverify by consulting a source or authority
control, verifyCheck or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learnFind out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
Spanishasegurarse, asegurar, comprobar, controlar, ver
Catalanassegurar
English > control: 20 senses > verb 9, cognition
MeaningHave a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Do you control these data?"
Synonymmaster
Entailsunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
NarrowercinchGet a grip on
Broaderknowknow how to do or perform something
Similar tooperate, controlHandle and cause to function
Spanishcontrolar, dominar
Catalancontrolar, dominar
Nounscontrolgreat skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

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