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Adjective: controlling  kun'trów-ling
  1. Able to control or determine policy
    "a controlling interest in the firm"
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, mod [informal]
  3. Handle and cause to function
    "control the lever";
    - operate
  4. Maintain influence over (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. Place under restrictions; limit access to by law
    "this substance is controlled";
    - restrict
  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
  10. [archaic] Verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
    "control an account"

See also: dominant

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

Antonym: derestrict

Encyclopedia: Controlling

Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations