overcontrol

verb
over·​con·​trol | \ ˌō-vər-kən-ˈtrōl How to pronounce overcontrol (audio) \
overcontrolled; overcontrolling

Definition of overcontrol

transitive + intransitive

: to control too much : to have too much of a directing influence over (something or someone) tried to overcontrol every aspect of the business The main thing I've learned from my own daughter … is not to overcontrol, and how important it is as a parent to give her freedom and space.— Teresa Amabile

Other Words from overcontrol

overcontrol noun
parental overcontrol

First Known Use of overcontrol

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcontrol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcontrol. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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