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1. control

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

Synonyms

  • jurisdiction
  • sway
  • power
  • authority
  • command
  • dominance
  • domination
  • government
  • mastery
  • leadership
  • rule
  • rein
  • hold
  • say-so
  • powerfulness
  • iron fist
  • authorisation
  • corporatism
  • potency

Antonyms

  • follower
  • natural depression
  • follow
  • rear

Etymology

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

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2. control

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

Synonyms

  • run
  • manage
  • direct
  • administer
  • head
  • preside
  • preside over
  • have authority over
  • supervise
  • superintend
  • oversee
  • guide
  • manoeuver
  • maneuver
  • channelize
  • becharm
  • care
  • regiment
  • channelise
  • hold one's own
  • rein in
  • hold sway
  • corner
  • command
  • call the tune
  • deal
  • hold
  • handle
  • dominate
  • draw rein
  • internationalize
  • monopolize
  • preoccupy
  • steer
  • direct
  • internationalise
  • call the shots
  • 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 control


1. Noun, singular or mass
Each has equal control of the account.

2. Verb, base form
Prune the plumbago as needed to control the plant’s shape and size.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Going down the stairs exercises your hip flexors and quadriceps as you control the downward movement.

Quotes containing the word control


1. I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. I have learned from my experiences in this industry that there is absolutely no way to control people's opinions on your performance in your movie. You go out there, promote your film and hope people like the work you did.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

3. To control the breathing is to control the mind. With different patterns of breathing, you can fall in love, you can hate someone, you can feel the whole spectrum of feelings just by changing your breathing.
- Marina Abramovic

3. 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))

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. control

noun. ['kənˈtroʊl'] discipline in personal and social activities.

Synonyms

  • temperance
  • self-restraint
  • discipline
  • restraint
  • moderation
  • continence
  • temperateness

Antonyms

  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • injudiciousness
  • start

Etymology

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