Definition of controll
1. control [ v ] exercise authoritative control or power over
Examples: "control the budget" "Command the military forces"
(Los Angeles Times,...)
The railroad president made the statement in an interview as the Interstate_Commerce_Commission opened Round 2 of its hearing into the C + O 's request to control and_then merge with the B + O .
(The Wall Street Journal...)
A spouse employed by a corporation her husband controls , for_example , may be entitled to distributions under the company 's pension plan as_well as to her own Social_Security coverage .
As the 87 th Congress began its sessions last week , liberal Democrats were ready for a finish fight to open the sluice gates controlled by the House_Rules_Committee and permit the free flow of liberal legislation to the floor .
His highest count of supporters numbered 72 - and he needed nearly twice that number to control the 260 - member Democratic caucus .
(Time, 77: 3...)
Last week Chicago happily found its top scholar in Caltech 's acting dean of the faculty : dynamic Geneticist_George_Wells_Beadle , 57 , who shared the 1958 Nobel_Prize in medicine and physiology for discovering how genes affect heredity by controlling cell chemistry ( Time , Cover , July_14 , 1958 ) .Synonyms control command Related Terms manage hold steer govern govern dominate preside steer preside monopolize hold_sway preoccupy preoccupy regiment corner harness call_the_shots internationalise charm hold_one's_own commanding_officer command command commander air_force_officer
2. control [ v ] lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
Examples: "moderate your alcohol intake" "hold your tongue" "hold your temper" "control your anger"
(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
The speed is controlled by pressing on the two brake buttons located where the index_finger and thumb are placed when holding the motor .
One of the obstacles to the easy control of a 2 - year old child is a lack of verbal communication .
(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)
They argue further ( and somewhat contradictorily ) that our knowledge and resources in preventive_medicine would make it possible to control such an outbreak of disease .
(J. W. C. Hagstrom et al., "Debilitating muscular...)
Later , chlorothiazide and salt restriction became necessary to control the edema of chronic congestive failure .
In an attempt to reverse the downhill trend by stimulating the bone_marrow and controlling any hemolytic component , triamcinolone , 16 mg. daily , was begun on Sept. 26 , 1958 , and continued until Feb. 18 , 1959 .Synonyms hold control check contain curb hold_in moderate Related Terms restrain restrict restrict suppress catch countercheck train bate thermostat deny mortify damp command moderation
3. control [ n ] power to direct or determine
Examples: : "under control"
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
After_all , the average American as he lies and waits for the enemy in Korea or as she scans the newspaper in some vain hope of personal contact with the front is unconcerned that his or her plight is the result of a complex of personal , economic and governmental actions far beyond the normal citizen 's comprehension and control .
(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
Service running through Barnumville and to Bennington_County towns east of the mountains was in the hands of the `` Gleason_Telephone_Company '' in 1925 , but major supervision of telephone_lines in Manchester was with the New_England_Telephone_and_Telegraph_Company , which eventually gained all control .Synonyms control Related Terms power authority hold rein iron_fist authorization
4. control [ n ] a 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"
(The Rev. John A. O'Brien, "Let's Take Birth Control...)
`` As_to the necessity '' , the committee declared , `` for some form of effective control of the size of the family and the spacing of children , and consequently of control of conception , there can be no question .
(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
By monitoring , we mean some system of control over the types of information sent from the various centers .
(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)
Thus , if corporations are not to run_away with us , they must become quasi governmental institutions , subject_to public control and needs .
Avoiding runaway technology can be done only by assuring a humane society ; and for this human_beings must be firmly in control of the economics on which our society rests .
Proprietorships can establish a unity and integrity of control ; corporations , being more amorphous , cannot .Synonyms control Related Terms relation prevention
5. control [ n ] (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"
(Mr. America, 4:6...)
It improves over-all balance and control for the bodybuilder , and helps to make Squats more easily and more correctly performed .Synonyms control Related Terms bodily_process motor_control physiology
6. control [ v ] handle and cause to function
Examples: "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"
(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
If the temperature is controlled properly , the avocado will delay its ripening until needed .
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
As cells coalesced into organisms , they built new `` unnatural '' and internally controlled environments to cope even more successfully with the entropy increasing properties of the external world .
(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
`` See , Argiento , if you control the way these folds are bunched , like this , or made to flow , you can enrich the body attitudes .Synonyms operate control Related Terms manipulate drive fly dial submarine treadle synchronise gate pedal relay turn master operator operation
7. control [ n ] a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
Examples: "the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"
(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
They were put on control diets to determine as accurately as possible , the normal cholesterol level of their blood .
(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)
In several instances group O cells were also used as controls .
These fractions were tested for ABO agglutinin activity , using fractions from group AB plasma as a control .
(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)
As controls other sections were similarly covered with NS .
As controls , other sections were similarly treated with * * f or conjugated antiserum to the New_York strain of potato_yellow-dwarf_virus ( Wolcyrz and Black , 1956 ) .Synonyms control control_condition Related Terms criterion experiment
8. control [ n ] the activity of managing or exerting control over something
Examples: "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The Texans won the game through ball control , with Quarterback Cotton_Davidson throwing only 17 passes .Synonyms control controlling Related Terms activity possession restraint steering self-denial abstinence quality_control regulation standardization riot_control flood_control damage_control grasping inventory_control crowd_control flight_control traffic_control imperialism repression internal_control possession power_trip price-fixing federalization steering manipulate
9. control [ n ] the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
Examples: "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Southern resentment has been over the method of its ending , the invasion , and Reconstruction ; their fears now are of miscegenation and Negro political control in many counties .
(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
There was no_doubt as_to the control the Republican_party exercised throughout the state .
(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
Even then , as you go_into the house oppressed by the knowledge that something_is_cooking and that your house has passed under this unaccountable , official control , could you go_on forgetting that you still had that ridiculous hat on your head and you were still carrying that childish horn in your hand ?Synonyms control dominance ascendancy ascendency ascendence ascendance Related Terms condition dominion domination monopoly absolutism predominance regulation ascendant ascend
10. control [ n ] discipline in personal and social activities
Examples: "he was a model of polite restraint" "she never lost control of herself"
(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)
So in these pages the term `` technology '' is used to include any and all means which could amplify , project , or augment man 's control over himself and over other men .
Naturally this includes all communication forms , e._g. languages , or any social , political , economic or religious structures employed for such control .
(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
Otherwise , she would be baited into a tantrum - teased and provoked until she lost control of herself , and thus lost still another battle in the maddening struggle of Tom_Lord Vs. Joyce_Lakewood .Synonyms control restraint Related Terms unrestraint discipline inhibition continence temperance self-restraint
11. control [ n ] great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
Examples: "a good command of French"
(The Providence Journal...)
Just as exciting but in a more technically proficient way is Laura_Stuart , whose complete control of her every movement is lovely to watch .Synonyms mastery control command Related Terms skillfulness master
12. control [ v ] control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
Examples: "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"
(Huston Smith, "Interfaith Communication: The...)
The failure at_that_time of the Puerto Rican bishops to control the votes of their people added a ring of good_sense to Father_Weigel 's theological argument .Synonyms control keep_in_line manipulate Related Terms interact tease handle ingratiate controller
13. control [ n ] a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
Examples: "the speed control on his turntable was not working properly" "I turned the controls over to her"
(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
He held the controls where they had been .Synonyms control controller Related Terms mechanism switch regulator governor dial cruise_control joystick disk_controller valve handwheel operate
14. control [ v ] verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments
Examples: : "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
15. control [ n ] a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seanceSynonyms control Related Terms spirit
16. control [ v ] be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
Examples: "He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"
17. control [ v ] verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
Examples: "control an account"
18. control [ v ] have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
Examples: "Do you control these data?"
19. control [ n ] the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
Examples: "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
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