verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling.
- control account,
- control board,
- control center,
- control character,
- control chart
Origin of control
Examples from the Web for control
He seemed by all appearances perfectly happy to let the Republicans control the state senate.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So not only will the GOP have control in the Senate, it will move the center of gravity on Capitol Hill hard to starboard.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It|Michael Tomasky|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Law has been rebuilt in the last 50 years to be an instrument of control, not a framework for human responsibility.
Aside from a blanket ban, social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit are nearly impossible to control.
In the not too distant future, these young people will control billions of dollars.
He rebuilt the fortifications of Megiddo, thus securing the control of the network of roads which traversed Southern Syria.
In the more progressive communities are not the middle-aged and young married people in control?The Farmer and His Community|Dwight Sanderson
She made desperate efforts to control her grief, and conceal the tears that rolled in quick succession down her pale cheeks.Flora Lyndsay|Susanna Moodie
This idea caught him up as a strong wind might have caught him, and carried him beyond his own control.Hester, Volume 2 (of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
This suggestion of a divine fire under the control of Moses opens an interesting speculation.The Emancipation of Massachusetts|Brooks Adams
verb -trols, -trolling or -trolled (tr)
- to regulate (financial affairs)
- to examine and verify (financial accounts)
- a device that regulates the operation of a machine. A dynamic control is one that incorporates a governor so that it responds to the output of the machine it regulates
- (as modifier)control panel; control room
Word Origin for control
early 14c., "to check, verify, regulate," from Anglo-French contreroller "exert authority," from Medieval Latin contrarotulus "a counter, register," from Latin contra- "against" (see contra) + rotulus, diminutive of rota "wheel" (see roll (n.)). From a medieval method of checking accounts by a duplicate register. Sense of "dominate, direct" is mid-15c. Related: Controlled; controlling.
Control group in scientific experiments is attested from 1952 (from a sense of control attested since 1875).
1580s, from control (v.). Control freak is late 1960s slang.
see out of control; spin control.