Origin of controlled
verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling.
Origin of control
Synonyms for control
Examples from the Web for controlled
Contemporary Examples of controlled
And in informal talks, Chinese leaders have compared hackers on both sides to unruly children who can only barely be controlled.Obama Could Hit China to Punish North Korea
Shane Harris, Tim Mak
December 20, 2014
“Some tribes” have “requested guidance on the enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA),” the opening reads.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It
December 13, 2014
The former is controlled by the Palestinian Authority, the latter by the government of Israel.Inside Hebron, Israel’s Heart of Darkness
November 21, 2014
Resolution is majority owned and controlled by Rio Tinto, a global mining conglomerate.McCain Helps a Business Partner of Iran
November 13, 2014
But it also transformed a regional threat into a global enemy that was easier to target in the areas it controlled.Has ISIS Peaked as a Military Power?
October 22, 2014
Historical Examples of controlled
Then, he made a great effort, and controlled his emotion to some extent.Within the Law
When after a moment she rose, she was controlled again, calm, very white.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
She almost choked, but, making a great effort, she controlled herself.The Dream
Hamish controlled his emotion better than did the Rev. Mr. Pye.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Her lip trembled a little, but she controlled it before she spoke.Alice 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
1580s, past participle adjective from control (v.). Of rent, from c.1930.
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.