Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun control

11 senses of control

Sense 1
control -- (power to direct or determine; "under control")
       => power, powerfulness -- (possession of controlling influence; "the deterrent power of nuclear weapons"; "the power of his love saved her"; "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade")

Sense 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")
       => relation -- (an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together)

Sense 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")
       => bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity -- (an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity")

Sense 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")
       => criterion, standard -- (the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community")

Sense 5
control -- (the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 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")
       => condition, status -- (a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations")

Sense 7
restraint, control -- (discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself")
       => discipline -- (the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops")

Sense 8
command, control, mastery -- (great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French")
       => skillfulness -- (the state of being cognitively skillful)

Sense 9
control, controller -- (a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her")
       => mechanism -- (device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function)

Sense 10
control -- (a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance)
       => spirit, disembodied spirit -- (any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings)

Sense 11
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")
       => economic policy -- (a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb control

8 senses of control

Sense 1
control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 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")
       => restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")

Sense 3
operate, control -- (handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever")
       => manipulate -- (hold something in one's hands and move it)

Sense 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")
       => interact -- (act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues")

Sense 5
control, verify -- (check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?")
       => test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay -- (put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe")

Sense 6
control -- (verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account")
       => 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")

Sense 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")
       => verify -- (confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim")

Sense 8
master, control -- (have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?")
       => know -- (know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?")

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