Textual thesaurus for "control"

(noun) 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

(noun) restraint

discipline in personal and social activities

he was a model of polite restraint; she never lost control of herself

(noun) command, mastery

great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

a good command of French

(noun) control condition

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

(noun) dominance, ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency

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

(verb) master

have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of

Do you control these data?

(verb) assure, ascertain, insure, check, ensure, see, see to it

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

(verb) operate

handle and cause to function

do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol; control the lever

(verb) manipulate, keep in line

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

(verb) command

exercise authoritative control or power over

control the budget; Command the military forces

(verb) contain, curb, hold, hold in, check, 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

(verb) verify

check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

Are you controlling for the temperature?