overcontrol

verb, transitive + intransitive over·con·trol \ ˌō-vər-kən-ˈtrōl \

Definition of overcontrol

overcontrolled; overcontrolling
: 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

overcontrol

noun
    • parental overcontrol

First Known Use of overcontrol

1904

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