Dictionary Results for controlling


1. control - verb

· exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"

Synonym(s): command




2. control - verb

· lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"

Synonym(s): hold_in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

Hypernym(s): restrain, keep, keep_back, hold_back




3. control - verb

· handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"

Synonym(s): operate

Hypernym(s): manipulate




4. control - verb

· maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "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"

Synonym(s): manipulate, keep_in_line

Hypernym(s): interact




5. control - verb

· check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"

Synonym(s): verify

Hypernym(s): test, prove, try, try_out, examine, essay




6. control - verb

· place under restrictions; limit access to by law; "this substance is controlled"; "that area is restricted to security personnel only"

Synonym(s): restrict

Hypernym(s): restrict, curtail, curb, cut_back




7. control - verb

· verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account"

Hypernym(s): see, check, insure, see_to_it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure




8. control - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): see, check, insure, see_to_it, ensure, ascertain, assure

Hypernym(s): verify




9. control - verb

· have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"

Synonym(s): master

Hypernym(s): know




10. controlling - adjective

· able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm"





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