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 controlling

1 sense of controlling

Sense 1
controlling -- (able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm")

INDIRECT (VIA dominant) -> subordinate, low-level -- (lower in rank or importance)

Similarity of adj controlling

1 sense of controlling

Sense 1
controlling -- (able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm")
       => dominant (vs. subordinate) -- (exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage")

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