control


control

noun

Definition of CONTROL

1
a mechanism for adjusting the operation of a device, machine, or system <the controls for the player are well marked>
2
the ability to direct the course of something <after the tail fell off, the plane went out of the pilot's control> <firefighters keeping control of the blaze>
Synonyms grasp, hand(s)
3
the act or activity of looking after and making decisions about something <control of manufacturing operations was given to a new manager with fresh ideas>
4
the fact or state of having (something) at one's disposal <took control of the process of selecting candidates for the scholarship>
Antonyms nonpossession
5
the right or means to command or control others <teachers are responsible for the students under their control>
Near Antonyms helplessness, weakness

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