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Another word for control

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Verb
  1. To exercise authority or influence over

      1. To manage the affairs, course, or action of; guide; conduct; regulate
      2. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
      3. In a direct manner; directly
      1. To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
      2. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
      3. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
      1. To require (a particular case or mood)
      2. To be a rule or law for; determine
      3. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
      1. To mark (a line) thus
      2. To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
      3. To have authority over; govern; direct
  2. To bring one's emotions under control

    Idioms:
    See also:

    restraint

  3. To keep the mechanical operation of (a device) within proper parameters

      1. To regulate the speed of (an automobile, etc.) by means of a governor
      2. To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
      3. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
      1. To put or maintain in order:
      2. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
      3. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
    See also:

    control

    machine

Noun
  1. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge

    See also:

    over

  2. The act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled

    See also:

    over

  3. The continuous exercise of authority over a political unit

    See also:

    control

    politics

  4. The keeping of one's thoughts and emotions to oneself

    See also:

    restraint

Another word for control

Noun
  1. The power to direct

      1. A military or naval force, organization, or district, under a specified authority or jurisdiction
      2. The post where the person in command is stationed
      3. Authority to command
      1. One that is invested with this power, especially a government or body of government officials:
      2. Persons, esp. in government, having the power or right to enforce orders, laws, etc.
      3. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
      1. The course along which a person or thing is moving or must move to reach a destination:
      2. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
      3. An authoritative order or command:
      1. The departure from electrical neutrality at a point, or in a region, as by the accumulation, or deficit, of electrical particles: more electrons than normal produce a negative charge; fewer, a positive charge
      2. A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation:
      3. The command to attack:
  2. Restraint

      1. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
      2. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
      3. A market dealing in stocks and bonds not listed on the stock exchange
      1. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
      2. Something that limits, as some factor in makeup which restricts the scope of a person's activity or accomplishment; qualification
      3. A shortcoming or defect:
      1. A restricting or being restricted
      2. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
      3. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
    See also:

    restraint

  3. A device that regulates or controls; often plural

      1. A tool or implement used to do or facilitate work, especially a small precision tool used by a professional:
      2. Any of various devices for indicating or measuring conditions, performance, position, direction, etc. or, sometimes, for controlling operations, as in an aircraft
      3. One used by another to accomplish a purpose; a dupe.
      1. Any mechanical (other) system used to keep one or more variable parameters constant, or within specified bounds.
      1. A thick strand of real or synthetic hair used as part of a coiffure.
      2. An abrupt, sharp, lashing movement, as with a switch
      3. A movable section of railroad track used in transferring a train from one set of tracks to another
      1. A usually graduated disk or knob for controlling some function, as the selection of a TV channel or the temperature of an oven
      2. A graduated surface or face on which a measurement, such as speed, is indicated by a moving needle or pointer.
      3. A rotatable disk on a telephone with numbers and letters, used to signal the number to which a call is made.
      1. A rounded control switch or dial.
      2. A handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc.
      3. A similar device which is turned to control operations of electronic or electrical equipment, as a radio or TV receiver
      1. Any small disk, knob, etc. used as a fastening or ornament, as one put through a buttonhole on a garment
      2. (Comput.) On a computer screen, a stylized figure resembling a button or knob, that is clicked or touched so as to select an option or activate a function
      3. A usually round flat badge that bears a design or printed information and is typically pinned to a garment:
      1. (Basketball) An area at each end of the court between the baseline and the foul line and including the jump-ball circle at the foul line:
      2. Any of a set of levers, or the disks, buttons, etc. connected to them, pressed down in operating a piano, accordion, clarinet, typewriter, linotype, word processor, etc.
      3. (--- Music) A button or lever that is depressed with the finger to produce or modulate the sound of an instrument, such as a clarinet or piano.
      1. A means to an end
      2. A means of accomplishing; a tool:
      3. A simple machine consisting of a rigid bar pivoted on a fixed point and used to transmit force, as in raising or moving a weight at one end by pushing down on the other.
      1. A thing like a handle in appearance or use
      2. A means of understanding or control:
      3. An alternate name or nickname, especially one chosen for self-identification on online forums or citizens band radio.
      1. A switch, usually with two positions, actuated by moving a small lever ; an on/off switch.
      2. A switch that uses a toggle joint with a spring to open or close an electric circuit as an attached lever is pushed through a small arc.
      1. A person or group that sets standards of practice, especially those established by law.
      2. A device used to maintain uniform speed in a machine; a governor.
      3. A mechanism for controlling or governing the movement of machinery, the flow of liquids, gases, electricity, steam, etc.; governor
      1. One that controls:
      2. A person or device that controls
      3. The chief accounting officer with responsibility for internal auditing, as in a business, government (usually sp. comptroller), or institution
      1. The elected head of any state of the U.S.
      2. (Chiefly British) Used as a form of polite address for a man.
      3. (--- Chiefly Brit.) The person in charge of an organization or institution, as a prison
      1. A panel or board with instruments, gauges, etc. mounted on it, as in an automobile or airplane
      2. A flat, (usually) vertical surface onto which controls, instruments, and displays are mounted.
      3. A mounted array of instruments used to operate a machine, especially the dashboard of an automotive vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat.
      1. A panel below the windshield, as in an automobile, containing the instrument panel
      2. An upturned screen of wood or leather placed on the front of a horse-drawn carriage, sleigh or other vehicle that protected the driver from mud, debris, water and snow thrown up by the horse's hooves.
      3. A panel under the windshield of a vehicle, containing indicator dials, compartments, and sometimes control instruments.
      1. The row or rows of keys of a piano, typewriter, linotype, computer terminal, etc.
      2. (Music) A row of levers that are depressed with the fingers to produce or modulate the sound of an instrument, such as a piano or organ.
      3. A musical instrument with a keyboard; esp., an electronic piano, synthesizer, etc. as employed in a rock or jazz group
      1. The control of an activity, process, or machine from a distance, as by radioed instructions or coded signals.
      2. A hand-held device used to control the operation of a television set, garage door, etc. from a distance
Verb
  1. To hold in check

      1. To force into, or hold in, close bounds; confine
      2. To produce in a forced or inhibited manner:
      3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
      1. To produce a master copy of (an audio or video recording, for example).
      2. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
      3. (Now Rare) To rule or govern as master
      1. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
      2. To press again.
      3. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
  2. To direct

      1. (Rare) To use carefully; husband
      2. To have charge of; direct or administer:
      3. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
      1. To adjust (a mechanism) for accurate and proper functioning.
      2. To put or maintain in order:
      3. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
      1. To direct (the policies, actions, etc.) of; manage; regulate
      2. To direct the course of; steer:
      3. To serve as a guide.
      1. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
      2. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
      3. To enjoy a commanding, controlling position in:
  3. To verify

      1. To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
      2. To bring about; generate or effect:
      3. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
      1. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
      2. To subject to a test; try
      3. To undergo a test.
      1. To make an experiment or experiments
      2. To try something new, especially in order to gain experience:
      3. To conduct an experiment.