English dictionary definition of:

control


Noun

  • the activity of managing or exerting control over something
  • (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
  • a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
  • discipline in personal and social activities
  • power to direct or determine
  • great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
  • a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
  • the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
  • a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
  • a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
  • the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

Verb

  • have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
  • be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
  • verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
  • handle and cause to function
  • control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
  • exercise authoritative control or power over
  • lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

Thesaurus

ascendance ascendancy ascendence ascendency ascertain assure check American English spelling command contain controller curb dominance ensure hold insure manipulate master mastery moderate operate restraint see verify

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Scrabble score for control


Scrabble score = 9

generated at 00:47:02 on 17-10-19

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