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'control' - used as a noun
1. power to direct or determine
under control
2. 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
3. (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
4. 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
5. the activity of managing or exerting control over something
the control of the mob by the police was admirable
6. the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
7. discipline in personal and social activities
she never lost control of herself
8. great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
9. the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls
10. a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
I turned the controls over to her
11. a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance

'control' - used as a verb
12. exercise authoritative control or power over
control the budget
13. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
control your anger
14. handle and cause to function
control the lever
15. control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up
16. verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments
Are you controlling for the temperature?
17. verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
control an account
18. be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
control the quality of the product
19. have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
Do you control these data?

derived forms
1. Control / Plural
2. Control / Past
3. Control / Third Person
4. Control / Present Participle
Variations of 'control'
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Twentieth-century art may start with nothing, but it flourishes by virtue of its belief in itself, in the possibility of control over what seems essentially uncontrollable, in the coherence of the inchoate, and in its ability to create its own values. - Click here to find out.
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