verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling.
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As predicted, the Democrats were able to maintain control of the House of Representatives, but control of the Senate remains unknown.
Operators monitor the facility from a control room filled with screens.Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics|Emily Conover|November 12, 2020|Science News
It’s been widely reported that Terra Lawson-Remer’s win helped flip control of the Board of Supervisors to Democrats, and Esther Sanchez’s win in Oceanside also gives Dems control of a seat long held by GOP leaders.Morning Report: Pushing Pause on the Franchise Fee Decision|Voice of San Diego|November 12, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Across these benchmarks, zero states fare well on all three metrics, suggesting no state has its outbreak under control right now.
Once the conservatorship is in place, the conservator assumes final control over the subject’s decisions, which is where Spears is now.Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive|Constance Grady|November 11, 2020|Vox
Weather is one of least controllable, and predictable, elements in our lives.E.L. Rothschild and Weather Central Launch MyWeather|Lizzie Crocker|May 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
For one thing, the true criminals of Group One are not readily controllable.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
It's not controllable enough and uranium isn't something we could carry by the ton.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
He kissed her cheek, and departed in great misery, which was several hours in lessening itself to a controllable level.Return of the Native|Thomas Hardy
Infant mortality is controllable through the training of the mother and nurse.Euthenics, the science of controllable environment|Ellen H. Richards
With our present facilities in pictorial art, the geographical element in the idea of country seems controllable.The Psychology of Nations|G.E. Partridge
British Dictionary definitions for control
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
Derived forms of controlcontrollable, adjectivecontrollability or controllableness, nouncontrollably, adverb
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Idioms and Phrases with control
see out of control; spin control.