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Synonyms for controlkənˈtroʊl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. control(noun)

    power to direct or determine

    "under control"

    Synonyms:
    controller, mastery, ascendancy, command, ascendency, ascendance, dominance, restraint, ascendence, control condition

  2. control(noun)

    a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another

    "measures for the control of disease"; "they instituted controls over drinking on campus"

    Synonyms:
    controller, mastery, ascendancy, command, ascendency, ascendance, dominance, restraint, ascendence, control condition

  3. control(noun)

    (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc

    "the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired"; "he had lost control of his sphincters"

    Synonyms:
    controller, mastery, ascendancy, command, ascendency, ascendance, dominance, restraint, ascendence, control condition

  4. control condition, control(noun)

    a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment

    "the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw"

    Synonyms:
    restraint, controller, mastery, ascendancy, command, ascendance, dominance, ascendency, control, ascendence, control condition

  5. control(noun)

    the activity of managing or exerting control over something

    "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"

    Synonyms:
    controller, mastery, ascendancy, command, ascendency, ascendance, dominance, restraint, ascendence, control condition

  6. dominance, ascendance, ascendence, ascendancy, ascendency, control(noun)

    the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

    "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"

    Synonyms:
    controller, laterality, restraint, dominance, ascendance, authorization, mastery, control, say-so, ascendency, control condition, potency, command, authority, ascendancy, ascendence, authorisation

  7. restraint, control(noun)

    discipline in personal and social activities

    "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"

    Synonyms:
    restraint, dominance, control condition, controller, mastery, ascendancy, command, control, ascendency, ascendance, simplicity, chasteness, constraint, ascendence, simpleness

  8. command, control, mastery(noun)

    great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

    "a good command of French"

    Synonyms:
    controller, mastery, restraint, dominance, bid, ascendance, ascendancy, control, instruction, dictation, bidding, supremacy, ascendency, subordination, program line, statement, command, domination, control condition, ascendence

  9. control, controller(noun)

    a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine

    "the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly"; "I turned the controls over to her"

    Synonyms:
    accountant, control, controller, restrainer, mastery, ascendancy, command, ascendency, ascendance, dominance, restraint, comptroller, ascendence, control condition

  10. control(noun)

    a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance

    Synonyms:
    controller, mastery, ascendancy, command, ascendency, ascendance, dominance, restraint, ascendence, control condition

  11. control(verb)

    the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.

    "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"

    Synonyms:
    controller, mastery, ascendancy, command, ascendency, ascendance, dominance, restraint, ascendence, control condition

  12. control, command(verb)

    exercise authoritative control or power over

    "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"

    Synonyms:
    assure, ensure, ascertain, verify, control, moderate, hold in, hold, overtop, manipulate, overlook, check, dominate, keep in line, require, operate, master, see to it, command, insure, curb, see, contain

  13. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate(verb)

    lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

    "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"

    Synonyms:
    crack, ensure, mark, hold in, jibe, verify, gibe, mince, make, declare, lead, tick off, view as, carry, book, operate, concur, have, maintain, master, hold, moderate, sustain, learn, checker, check out, match, stamp down, conquer, retain, stop, nurse, defy, condition, assure, tame, cut back, guard, prevail, manipulate, comprise, break, suss out, check off, withstand, adjudge, suppress, accommodate, curb, check up on, control, look into, ascertain, harbour, insure, soften, go over, reserve, check, hold back, give, take hold, train, go for, see, conceal, take, deem, incorporate, support, find out, obtain, discipline, apply, chasten, check over, restrict, bind, tone down, have got, entertain, subdue, temper, correspond, command, restrain, keep, concord, keep back, oblige, fit, throw, keep in line, arrest, check into, tally, enclose, contain, bear, inhibit, determine, hold up, retard, take for, turn back, harbor, chequer, delay, watch, defend, see to it, confine, chair, admit, curtail, tick, halt, obligate, agree, mark off

  14. operate, control(verb)

    handle and cause to function

    "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"

    Synonyms:
    go, manoeuvre, see, hold in, ascertain, moderate, maneuver, control, mesh, hold, function, manipulate, work, manoeuver, engage, keep in line, run, operate, assure, master, check, lock, operate on, see to it, command, insure, ensure, curb, verify, contain

  15. manipulate, keep in line, control(verb)

    control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage

    "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line"

    Synonyms:
    assure, misrepresent, see, fudge, hold in, fake, pull strings, cook, control, moderate, hold, manipulate, ensure, wangle, check, pull wires, keep in line, falsify, ascertain, operate, master, rig, see to it, command, insure, curb, verify, contain

  16. control, verify(verb)

    check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard

    "Are you controlling for the temperature?"

    Synonyms:
    assure, ensure, ascertain, verify, affirm, control, moderate, hold in, hold, manipulate, aver, assert, check, swan, keep in line, swear, operate, master, see to it, avow, command, insure, curb, see, contain

  17. control(verb)

    verify by using a duplicate register for comparison

    "control an account"

    Synonyms:
    assure, ensure, ascertain, verify, moderate, hold in, hold, manipulate, check, keep in line, operate, master, see to it, command, insure, curb, see, contain

  18. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure(verb)

    be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

    "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"

    Synonyms:
    guarantee, ensure, project, interpret, verify, look, experience, tick off, visualise, fit, gibe, assure, image, hold, run across, moderate, learn, checker, condition, mark off, run into, discover, escort, stop, examine, pick up, visit, reckon, consider, tally, come across, get a line, hold in, suss out, get wind, check off, check over, take care, match, check up on, control, look into, ascertain, mark, command, insure, attend, promise, date, realize, go over, train, check, hold back, underwrite, meet, go out, witness, manipulate, fancy, catch, construe, find out, see, discipline, tell, check into, regard, visualize, picture, find, go through, take in, correspond, curb, secure, view, keep in line, arrest, hear, cover, contain, operate, get word, envision, determine, figure, encounter, retard, crack, turn back, reassure, chequer, watch, see to it, break, understand, check out, master, go steady, tick, realise, jibe, agree, delay

  19. master, control(verb)

    have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of

    "Do you control these data?"

    Synonyms:
    assure, surmount, get the hang, curb, dominate, verify, see, overcome, control, moderate, hold in, hold, manipulate, ensure, check, keep in line, ascertain, operate, master, see to it, command, insure, get over, subdue, contain

Wiktionary

  1. control(noun)

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. control

    Govern carries the idea of authoritative administration or some exercise of authority that is at once effective and continuous; control is effective, but may be momentary or occasional. One controls what he holds or can hold at will absolutely in check; as, a skilful horseman controls a spirited horse; a person controls his temper; we say to one who is excited, "control yourself." A person commands another when he has, or claims, the right to make that other do his will, with power of inflicting penalty if not obeyed; he controls another whom he can effectually prevent from doing anything contrary to his will; he governs one whom he actually does cause, regularly or constantly, to obey his will; a parent may command a child whom he can not govern or control. The best teachers are not greatly prone to command, but govern or control their pupils largely by other means. Command is, however, often used in the sense of securing, as well as requiring, submission or obedience, as when we speak of a commanding influence; a man commands the situation when he can shape events as he pleases; a fortress commands the region when no enemy can pass against its resistance. Govern implies the exercise of knowledge and judgment as well as power. To rule is more absolute and autocratic than to govern; to sway is to move by quiet but effectual influence; to mold is not only to influence feeling and action, but to shape character; to manage is to secure by skilful contrivance the doing of one's will by those whom one can not directly control; a wise mother, by gentle means, sways the feelings and molds the lives of her children; to be able to manage servants is an important element of good housekeeping. The word reign, once so absolute, now simply denotes that one holds the official station of sovereign in a monarchy, with or without effective power; the Queen of England reigns; the Czar of Russia both reigns and rules.

    Synonyms:
    command, curb, direct, govern, influence, manage, mold, reign, reign over, restrain, rule, sway

    Antonyms:
    be in subjection, be subject, comply, obey, submit, yield

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. control(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ascendency, sway, command, rule, dominion, government, mastery, superintendence, direction

  2. control(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    direct, manage, regulate, govern, superintend, have the direction of, have charge of

  3. control(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hinder, check, repress, curb, restrain, bridle


Translations for control

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • سيطرArabic
  • сдържаност, контролна група, власт, контролирам, управление, управлявам, самообладаниеBulgarian
  • controlar, controlCatalan, Valencian
  • řídit, nadvláda, ovládat, správa, kontrolaCzech
  • styre, kontrollereDanish
  • Kontrollgruppe, Kontrollelement, kontrollieren, Kontrolle, Steuerelement, steuernGerman
  • έλεγχος, ελέγχωGreek
  • kontroloEsperanto
  • contramedida, control, dirección, autodominio, patrón de comparación, controlar, manejo, organización, mando, administraciónSpanish
  • kontrollgrupp, võim, kontrollEstonian
  • kontrolatuBasque
  • itsehillintä, kontrolloida, hallita, ohjaus, hallinta, varmistaa, ohjata, vertailuryhmä, valvoaFinnish
  • contrôle, contrôlerFrench
  • srianadh, urlámhasIrish
  • srian, ceannsaichScottish Gaelic
  • controlarGalician
  • niyantranGujarati
  • לשלוטHebrew
  • niyantranHindi
  • kontwoleHaitian Creole
  • korlátoz, kontrollál, szabályozHungarian
  • kendali, mengendalikan, mengontrolIndonesian
  • comandi, influenzare, autorità, dirigere, controllare, comando, controlloItalian
  • 制御, コントロール, 支配, 操るJapanese
  • 조절하다, 통제, 조절, 통제하다, 제어Korean
  • kontrolKurdish
  • imperium, impero, imperator, teneo, controlLatin
  • whakamatuaMāori
  • kawalan, mengawal, menguasaiMalay
  • beheersing, controleren, besturen, controle, beheersen, invloedDutch
  • kontrollereNorwegian
  • zarządzać, kontrolka, sterować, samokontrola, kontrola, kontrolować, grupa kontrolna, nadzorowaćPolish
  • controlo, controlar, controlePortuguese
  • control, grup de control, comandă, element de control, grup de comparație, element de comandă, autoritate, mecanism de siguranțăRomanian
  • контролировать, контрольная группа, власть, контроль, управлятьRussian
  • kontroll, kontrollera, kontrollgruppSwedish
  • నియంత్రించుTelugu
  • kontrol etmek, kumanda etmek, kontrolTurkish
  • qaboo krnaUrdu
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