Dictionary Results for control


1. control - noun

· power to direct or determine; "under control"

Hypernym(s): power, powerfulness




2. control - noun

· a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another; "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus"

Hypernym(s): relation




3. control - noun

· (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc; "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his sphincters"

Hypernym(s): bodily_process, body_process, bodily_function, activity




4. control - noun

· a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment; "the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"

Synonym(s): control_condition

Hypernym(s): criterion, standard




5. control - noun

· the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"

Hypernym(s): activity




6. control - noun

· the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"

Synonym(s): dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency

Hypernym(s): condition, status




7. control - noun

· discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"

Synonym(s): restraint

Hypernym(s): discipline




8. control - noun

· great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"

Synonym(s): command, mastery

Hypernym(s): skillfulness




9. control - noun

· a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"

Synonym(s): controller

Hypernym(s): mechanism




10. control - noun

· a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance

Hypernym(s): spirit, disembodied_spirit




11. control - noun

· the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"

Hypernym(s): economic_policy




12. control - verb

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

Synonym(s): command




13. 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




14. control - verb

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

Synonym(s): operate

Hypernym(s): manipulate




15. 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




16. 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




17. 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




18. 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




19. 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




20. control - verb

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

Synonym(s): master

Hypernym(s): know





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