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control

con·trol

control

 
pronunciation:
kn trol
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: controlled, controlling, controls
definition 1: to use power to manage or command.
The government controlled the newspapers and radio stations.
synonyms:
command, lead, manage, regulate, rule
similar words:
govern, influence
definition 2: to hold back or restrain.
It is hard to control insects in our garden.They built a dam to control the river.
synonyms:
limit, restrict
similar words:
withhold
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: power or authority.
She lost control of her car and crashed.The supervisor has control over the shipping department.
synonyms:
authority, power
similar words:
charge
definition 2: something used to guide or operate a vehicle or other type of machine.
The pilot used the controls to land the airplane safely.This button is the volume control for the TV.
synonyms:
switches
similar words:
buttons, dashboard, gears, handles, instruments, knobs, levers
derivations: controllable (adj.), controlled (adj.), controllably (adv.)
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