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control as in exercise authoritative control or power over
  • "control the budget"
  • "Command the military forces"

Synonyms

  • command be in command of; make someone do something ; demand as one's due; look down on; exercise authoritative control or power over; an authoritative direction or instruction to do something ; a military unit or region under the control of a single officer ; the power or authority to command; availability for use; a position of highest authority; great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
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control as in 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"

Synonyms

  • hold in close in; lessen the intensity of; hold back
  • hold the act of grasping; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; time during which some action is awaited; a state of being confined (usually for a short time); a stronghold ; a cell in a jail or prison ; the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo ; cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; have or hold in one's hands or grip; organize or be responsible for; have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement; secure and keep for possible future use or application; have rightfully; be the physical support of; contain or hold; have room for; remain in a certain state, position, or condition; support or hold in a certain manner; be valid, applicable, or true; assert or affirm; have as a major characteristic; be capable of holding or containing; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; protect against a challenge or attack; bind by an obligation; hold the attention of; remain committed to; resist or confront with resistance; be pertinent or relevant or applicable; stop dealing with; lessen the intensity of; keep from departing; take and maintain control over, often by violent means; cause to stop; cover as for protection against noise or smell; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; aim, point, or direct; declare to be; be in accord; keep from exhaling or expelling
  • contain include or contain; contain or hold; lessen the intensity of; be divisible by; be capable of holding or containing; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
  • check a written order directing a bank to pay money; an appraisal of the state of affairs; the bill in a restaurant; the state of inactivity following an interruption; additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; the act of inspecting or verifying; a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress ; a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something ; a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; obstructing an opponent in ice hockey ; (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king ; examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; make an examination or investigation; be careful or certain to do something; lessen the intensity of; stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; put a check mark on or near or next to; slow the growth or development of; be verified or confirmed; be compatible, similar or consistent; block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey ; develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; consign for shipment on a vehicle; hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey ; stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; mark into squares or draw squares on; decline to initiate betting ; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; place into check; write out a check on a bank account ; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; verify by consulting a source or authority; arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; make cracks or chinks in; become fractured
  • curb lessen the intensity of; keep to the curb; place restrictions on; an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter) ; a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse ; a stock exchange in New York ; the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
  • moderate a person who takes a position in the political center ; being within reasonable or average limits; not extreme; marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; preside over; make less fast or intense; lessen the intensity of; make less severe or harsh; make less strong or intense; make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
control as in handle and cause to function
  • "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"
  • "control the lever"

Synonyms

  • operate direct or control; perform as expected when applied; handle and cause to function; perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense ; keep engaged; perform surgery on
control as in 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"

Synonyms

  • manipulate influence or control shrewdly or deviously; hold something in one's hands and move it ; tamper, with the purpose of deception; manipulate in a fraudulent manner; maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage; treat manually, as with massage, for therapeutic purposed
  • keep in line maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage
control as in check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
  • "Are you controlling for the temperature?"

Synonyms

  • verify confirm the truth of; check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition) ; to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
control as in place under restrictions
  • "limit access to by law"
  • "this substance is controlled"
  • "that area is restricted to security personnel only"

Synonyms

  • restrict place restrictions on; place under restrictions; place limits on (extent or amount or access); prevent (information) from being circulated or disclosed
control as in verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
  • "control an account"
control as in 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"

Synonyms

  • see the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located ; perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; perceive or be contemporaneous with; imagine; deem to be; get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; see or watch; come together; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; be careful or certain to do something; go to see for professional or business reasons; go to see for a social visit; go to see a place, as for entertainment; take charge of or deal with; receive as a specified guest; date regularly; see and understand, have a good eye; deliberate or decide; observe as if with an eye; observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; undergo or live through a difficult experience; accompany or escort; match or meet; make sense of
  • check a written order directing a bank to pay money; an appraisal of the state of affairs; the bill in a restaurant; the state of inactivity following an interruption; additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; the act of inspecting or verifying; a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress ; a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something ; a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; obstructing an opponent in ice hockey ; (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king ; examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; make an examination or investigation; be careful or certain to do something; lessen the intensity of; stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; put a check mark on or near or next to; slow the growth or development of; be verified or confirmed; be compatible, similar or consistent; block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey ; develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; consign for shipment on a vehicle; hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey ; stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; mark into squares or draw squares on; decline to initiate betting ; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; place into check; write out a check on a bank account ; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; verify by consulting a source or authority; arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; make cracks or chinks in; become fractured
  • insure be careful or certain to do something; make certain of; protect by insurance; take out insurance for
  • see to it be careful or certain to do something
  • ensure make certain of; be careful or certain to do something
  • ascertain establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; be careful or certain to do something; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; learn or discover with certainty
  • assure make certain of; inform positively and with certainty and confidence; assure somebody of the truth of something with the intention of giving the listener confidence; be careful or certain to do something; cause to feel sure; make a promise or commitment
control as in have a firm understanding or knowledge of
  • "be on top of"
  • "Do you control these data?"

Synonyms

  • master most important element; be or become completely proficient or skilled in; get on top of; have dominance or the power to defeat over; have a firm understanding or knowledge of; an artist of consummate skill; a person who has general authority over others ; a combatant who is able to defeat rivals ; directs the work of others ; presiding officer of a school ; an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made ; an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship ; someone who holds a master's degree from academic institution ; an authority qualified to teach apprentices ; key that secures entrance everywhere
control as in power to direct or determine
  • "under control"
control as in 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"
control as in (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"
control as in 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"

Synonyms

  • control condition a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
control as in the activity of managing or exerting control over something
  • "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
control as in 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"

Synonyms

  • dominance superior development of one side of the body ; the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; the organic phenomenon in which one of a pair of alleles present in a genotype is expressed in the phenotype and the other allele of the pair is not ; the power or right to give orders or make decisions
  • ascendance the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
  • ascendence the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
  • ascendancy the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
  • ascendency the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
control as in discipline in personal and social activities
  • "he was a model of polite restraint"
  • "she never lost control of herself"

Synonyms

  • restraint the act of controlling by restraining someone or something; discipline in personal and social activities; the state of being physically constrained; a rule or condition that limits freedom; lack of ornamentation; a device that retards something's motion
control as in great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
  • "a good command of French"

Synonyms

  • command be in command of; make someone do something ; demand as one's due; look down on; exercise authoritative control or power over; an authoritative direction or instruction to do something ; a military unit or region under the control of a single officer ; the power or authority to command; availability for use; a position of highest authority; great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program
  • mastery great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; power to dominate or defeat; the act of mastering or subordinating someone
control as in 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"

Synonyms

  • controller someone who maintains and audits business accounts ; a person who directs and restrains ; a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
control as in a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
    control as in the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
    • "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"

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