[noun] discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself" Synonyms: restraint
[noun] great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French" Synonyms: command, mastery
[noun] the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
[noun] 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" Synonyms: ler
[noun] a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
[verb] exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces" Synonyms: command
[verb] 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" Synonyms: hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
[verb] handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever" Synonyms: operate
[verb] 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" Synonyms: manipulate, keep in line
[verb] verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments; "Are you controlling for the temperature?" Synonyms: verify
[verb] verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account"
[verb] 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" Synonyms: see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, assure
[verb] have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?" Synonyms: master