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Adjective: controlled  kun'trówld
  1. Restrained, managed or kept within certain bounds
    "controlled emotions"; "the controlled release of water from reservoirs"
Verb: control (controlled,controlling)  kun'trówl
  1. Exercise authoritative control or power over
    "control the budget";
    - command
     
  2. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    "control your anger";
    - hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
     
  3. Handle and cause to function
    "control the lever";
    - operate
     
  4. Influence (others or oneself) skilfully, usually to one's advantage
    "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up";
    - manipulate, keep in line
     
  5. (science) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
    "Are you controlling for the temperature?";
    - verify
     
  6. Verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
    "control an account"
     
  7. Be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    "control the quality of the product";
    - see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, assure
     
  8. Have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of
    "Do you control these data?";
    - master
     
  9. Determine; be able to change
    "rooms are equipped with air conditioning system to control the temperature";
    - govern

See also: contained, disciplined, dominated, harnessed, obsessed, possessed, price-controlled, regimented, restrained

Type of: essay, examine, hold back, interact, keep, keep back, know, manipulate, prove, restrain, test, trial, try, try out, verify

Antonym: uncontrolled

Encyclopedia: Controlled

Control, command and communication