Synonyms for control

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : kuhn-trohl
Phonetic Transcription : kənˈtroʊl

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Définition of control

Origin :
  • 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).
  • noun command, mastery
  • verb have charge of
  • verb curb, hold back
Example sentences :
  • A deal with the Rothschilds for control of the Spanish mines had fallen through.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The danger of the control of an ignorant electorate has therefore passed.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The control of matter in putting it off and on at will, as He in His death and resurrection.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • A society that had escaped from fear would escape from their control.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • To hear her thus named moved him to a rage almost beyond his control.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Hold your tongue, simpleton; it is not for you to control the decrees of the faculty.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • His protesting team in control again, he trudged heavily behind.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • There was control over it, but the control was not obtrusive.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Lizzie could not control her laughter when he said "parcel."
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • I say "we" because I had come to be a responsible factor in the control of the property.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic

Antonyms for control

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