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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 king and queen control their country.
synonyms:
command, direct, dominate, lead, manage, regulate, rule
similar words:
administer, boss, govern, guide, influence, restrain, subordinate, supervise, sway
definition 2: to hold back or restrain.
My friend tries to control her quick temper.
synonyms:
check, contain, curb, govern, guide, hold, limit, rein in, restrain, restrict
similar words:
bridle, harness, hinder, leash, master, withhold
definition 3: to stop the spread or growth of.
It is hard to control insects in our garden.
synonyms:
confine, contain, curb, limit, rein in, restrict, stop
similar words:
harness, prevent
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the power or authority to control someone or something.
Pirates have control over that island.Our teacher keeps control over our class.
synonyms:
authority, command, direction, management, power, regulation, rule
similar words:
charge, disposal, hindrance, restriction, say, sway
definition 2: the condition of being directed or controlled.
The car went out of control.
synonyms:
restriction, slavery
similar words:
hindrance
definition 3: (often plural) something used to guide or operate a vehicle or other type of machine.
The pilot used the controls to land the airplane safely.
synonyms:
dials, switches
similar words:
buttons, dashboard, gauges, gears, handles, instruments, knobs, levers
derivations: controllable (adj.), controlled (adj.), controllably (adv.)
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