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Noun control has 11 senses
  1. control - power to direct or determine; "under control"
    --1 is a kind of
    power, powerfulness
    --1 has particulars:
     authority, authorization, authorisation, dominance, say-so; hold; iron fist; rein
    Derived form: verb control1
  2. control - 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"
    --2 is a kind of
  3. control - (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"
    --3 is a kind of
    bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity
    --3 has particulars: motor control
    Derived form: verb control3
  4. control condition, control - 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"
    --4 is a kind of criterion, standard
    --4 is a part of experiment, experimentation
    Derived form: verb control6
  5. control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
    --5 is a kind of
    --5 has particulars:
     repression; crowd control; damage control; federalization, federalisation; flight control; flood control; imperialism; regulation, regulating; internal control; regulation, regularization, regularisation; possession, ownership; possession; power trip; riot control, riot control operations; grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension; steering, steerage; steering, guidance, direction; self-denial, self-discipline, self-control; traffic control; price-fixing; restraint
    Derived form: verb control4
  6. dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control - 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"
    --6 is a kind of condition, status
    --6 has particulars:
     ascendant, ascendent; domination, mastery, supremacy; predominance, predomination; dominion, rule; regulation; absolutism, tyranny, despotism; monopoly
  7. restraint, control - discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
    --7 is a kind of discipline
    --7 has particulars:
     self-restraint, temperateness; temperance, moderation; inhibition; continence
  8. command, control, mastery - great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
    --8 is a kind of skillfulness
    Derived forms: verb control2, verb control8
  9. control - the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
    --9 is a kind of
    economic policy
    --9 has particulars: price control; ceiling, cap; floor, base
  10. control, controller - a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed control on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"
    --10 is a kind of mechanism
    --10 has particulars:
     cruise control; dial; disk controller; governor, regulator; handwheel; joystick; regulator; switch, electric switch, electrical switch; valve
    Derived form: verb control3
  11. control - a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
    --11 is a kind of
    spirit, disembodied spirit
Verb control has 8 senses
  1. control, command - exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"
    Derived forms: noun controller2, noun control1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate - 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"
    --2 is one way to restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back
    Derived form: noun control8
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. operate, control - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
    --3 is one way to manipulate
    Derived forms: noun control10, noun control3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. manipulate, keep in line, control - control (others or oneself) or influence 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"
    --4 is one way to interact
    Derived forms: noun controller2, noun control5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. control, verify - verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments; "Are you controlling for the temperature?"
    --5 is one way to test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. control - verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account"
    --6 is one way to
    see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure
    Derived forms: noun controller1, noun control4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure - 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"
    --7 is one way to verify
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  8. master, control - have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"
    --8 is one way to know
    Derived form: noun control8
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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