control


control

verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling.

  1. to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command: The car is difficult to control at high speeds. That zone is controlled by enemy troops.
  2. to hold in check; curb: to control a horse; to control one’s emotions.
  3. to test or verify (a scientific experiment) by a parallel experiment or other standard of comparison.
  4. to eliminate or prevent the flourishing or spread of: to control a forest fire.
  5. Obsolete. to check or regulate (transactions), originally by means of a duplicate register.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

46 queries 2.193