controlling

adjective
con·​trol·​ling | \ kən-ˈtrō-liŋ How to pronounce controlling (audio) \

Definition of controlling

: inclined to control others' behavior : domineering

Examples of controlling in a Sentence

She is very strict and controlling. The larger bank remained the controlling party when it took over the smaller banks. He paid over 40 million dollars for a controlling interest in the company.
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Recent Examples on the Web So why did Bill Gates’ investment firm, Cascade Investment LLC, just pay $2.21 billion for a controlling stake in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts? Jennifer Leigh Parker, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners has reached a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Boston chatbot software firm Drift. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2021 In addition to its own operations, the British lender has a controlling stake in Hang Seng Bank, a top local player. Michelle Toh And Kristie Lu Stout, CNN, 26 Aug. 2021 And in February, LVMH —the luxury conglomerate that owns powerhouses like Louis Vuitton and Dior—bought a controlling stake in Birkenstock, cementing its fashion cred. Katharine K. Zarrella, WSJ, 6 Aug. 2021 PepsiCo is selling a controlling stake of its juice brands, which includes Tropicana and Naked, to a private equity firm in a multibillion dollar deal. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, 3 Aug. 2021 That's become increasingly important as Boston Dynamics becomes part of South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company, which in June closed an $880 million deal for a controlling stake in the robotics firm. Matt O'brien And Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Star Tribune, 30 July 2021 That's become increasingly important as Boston Dynamics becomes part of South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Company, which in June closed an $880 million deal for a controlling stake in the robotics firm. Matt O'brien And Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021 Sarver bought a controlling share of for $21 million in 2016 along with Steve Nash and a group of North American investors. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 14 July 2021

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First Known Use of controlling

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of controlling was in 1974

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“Controlling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/controlling. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for controlling

controlling

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of controlling

: having a need to control other people's behavior
: having the power to control how something is managed or done
: giving someone the power to control how something is managed or done

controlling

adjective

Legal Definition of controlling

1a : exercising domination or influence the controlling principles of law
b : dispositive judgment debtor's stipulation to pay a specified amount is not controlling— J. H. Friedenthal et al.
2 : having controlling interest controlling shareholders

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