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?")

Antonyms of adj controlled

1 sense of controlled

Sense 1
controlled (vs. uncontrolled) -- (restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds; "controlled emotions"; "the controlled release of water from reservoirs")

uncontrolled (vs. controlled) -- (not being under control; out of control; "the greatest uncontrolled health problem is AIDS"; "uncontrolled growth")
        => anarchic, anarchical, lawless -- (without law or control; "the system is economically inefficient and politically anarchic")
        => errant -- (uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable; "an errant breeze")
        => irrepressible, uncontrollable -- (impossible to repress or control; "an irrepressible chatterbox"; "uncontrollable laughter")
        => loose -- ((of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player; "a loose ball")
        => lordless, masterless -- (having no lord or master; "harsh punishments for sturdy vagabonds and masterless men")
        => rampant -- (unrestrained and violent; "rampant aggression")
        => runaway -- (completely out of control; "runaway inflation")
        => torrential -- (resembling a torrent in force and abundance; "torrential applause"; "torrential abuse"; "the torrential facility and fecundity characteristic of his style"- Winthrop Sargeant)
        => undisciplined, ungoverned -- (lacking in discipline or control; "undisciplined behavior"; "ungoverned youth")
        => wild -- (deviating widely from an intended course; "a wild bullet"; "he threw a wild pitch")

Similarity of adj controlled

1 sense of controlled

Sense 1
controlled (vs. uncontrolled) -- (restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds; "controlled emotions"; "the controlled release of water from reservoirs")
       => contained -- (gotten under control; "the oil spill is contained")
       => disciplined -- (obeying the rules)
       => dominated -- (controlled or ruled by superior authority or power)
       => harnessed -- (brought under control and put to use; "electricity from the harnessed Colorado River"; "the harnessed power of the atom")
       => obsessed, possessed (predicate) -- (influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion; "by love possessed")
       => price-controlled -- (having the price regulated or controlled by government)
       => regimented -- (strictly controlled)
          Also See-> restrained#2

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