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1. control

verb. ['kənˈtroʊl'] exercise authoritative control or power over.

Synonyms

  • manoeuver
  • maneuver
  • channelize
  • becharm
  • care
  • regiment
  • channelise
  • hold one's own
  • rein in
  • head
  • hold sway
  • corner
  • command
  • call the tune
  • deal
  • hold
  • handle
  • guide
  • dominate
  • draw rein
  • internationalize
  • monopolize
  • preoccupy
  • steer
  • direct
  • internationalise
  • call the shots
  • preside
  • manoeuvre
  • charm
  • manage
  • harness
  • monopolise
  • master
  • rein
  • govern
  • wear the trousers
  • rule

Antonyms

  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink
  • source

Etymology

  • conterrolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contrerole (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Example sentences of the word birth-control


1. Noun Phrase
Take birth control pills if you are a woman.

2. Noun Phrase
If sex does occur, birth control methods should be used if pregnancy is not desired.

3. Noun Phrase
Research has also found that natural hormones and birth control influence attraction.

4. Noun Phrase
In fact, estrogen -- including artificial sources from estrogen-only birth control pills -- inhibits milk production.

2. control

verb. ['kənˈtroʊl'] lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.

Synonyms

  • subdue
  • thermostat
  • conquer
  • moderate
  • restrain
  • crucify
  • stamp down
  • train
  • keep back
  • hold back
  • contain
  • counteract
  • keep
  • abnegate
  • hold
  • deny
  • countercheck
  • throttle
  • hold in
  • restrict
  • bound
  • check
  • trammel
  • confine
  • bate
  • limit
  • suppress
  • catch
  • inhibit
  • damp
  • mortify

Antonyms

  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis
  • dormant
  • inactiveness

Etymology

  • conterrolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contrerole (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. control

noun. ['kənˈtroʊl'] power to direct or determine.

Synonyms

  • say-so
  • authority
  • potency
  • power
  • dominance
  • corporatism
  • iron fist
  • authorisation
  • rein
  • hold
  • powerfulness

Antonyms

  • follower
  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear

Etymology

  • conterrolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contrerole (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. control

noun. ['kənˈtroʊl'] a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another.

Antonyms

  • let

Etymology

  • conterrolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contrerole (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. control

noun. ['kənˈtroʊl'] (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc.

Synonyms

  • bodily process
  • activity
  • motor control
  • bodily function

Antonyms

  • undock
  • break
  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness

Etymology

  • conterrolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contrerole (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. control

verb. ['kənˈtroʊl'] handle and cause to function.

Synonyms

  • synchronise
  • drive
  • submarine
  • aviate
  • operate
  • gate
  • synchronize
  • pilot
  • treadle
  • turn
  • master
  • dial
  • fly
  • relay
  • pedal

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • employee
  • deregulate
  • obviate

Etymology

  • conterrolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contrerole (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. control

noun. ['kənˈtroʊl'] a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment.

Synonyms

  • experimentation
  • standard
  • criterion
  • experiment

Antonyms

  • permit
  • inaccessibility
  • unavailability
  • take

Etymology

  • conterrolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contrerole (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. control

noun. ['kənˈtroʊl'] the activity of managing or exerting control over something.

Synonyms

  • riot control
  • guidance
  • regularization
  • activity
  • power trip
  • damage control
  • taking hold
  • self-control
  • price-fixing
  • self-discipline
  • repression
  • direction
  • regularisation
  • flight control
  • restraint
  • seizing
  • steerage
  • federalisation
  • traffic control
  • steering
  • possession
  • riot control operation
  • regulating
  • imperialism
  • ownership
  • flood control
  • federalization
  • self-denial
  • crowd control
  • regulation
  • prehension
  • internal control

Antonyms

  • antinode
  • node
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • conterrolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contrerole (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. control

noun. ['kənˈtroʊl'] the state that exists when one person or group has power over another.

Synonyms

  • condition
  • mastery
  • ascendency
  • despotism
  • monopoly
  • predominance
  • ascendence
  • status
  • domination
  • dominion
  • ascendent
  • prepotency
  • ascendant
  • tyranny
  • absolutism
  • regulation
  • dominance
  • supremacy
  • ascendancy
  • rule
  • ascendance

Antonyms

  • right
  • disorient
  • female
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • conterrolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • contrerole (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. birth

noun. ['ˈbɝːθ'] the time when something begins (especially life).

Synonyms

  • commencement
  • outset
  • starting time
  • showtime
  • kickoff
  • offset
  • first
  • cradle
  • life
  • lifetime
  • life-time
  • lifespan
  • start
  • get-go

Antonyms

  • end
  • death
  • dissuade
  • dishonor
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