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The process or act of managing, running or governing (something)
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“We all put faith in Kane as he seemed to have complete control over the situation.”
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Control or dominance over someone or something
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“His movement was stifled, as his entire body fell under the control of an evil wizard.”
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A part of a device used to manage the performance of a machine or system
“The volume control on the remote is going haywire.”
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A proficiency or well-balanced ability
“He showed great poise and control whenever he had the ball, unlike the rest of his peers who bumbled about the field.”
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One's composure or state of calmness
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“My patience is waning, and my control slipping, so you had better have a good reason for this incriminating photograph.”
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A place where operations are managed
“We need to get a message out to mission control that our troops need to be pulled immediately.”
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A benchmark by which something is evaluated
“This specimen will be used as the control against all the others.”
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Something that impedes the progress or movement of someone or something
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A condition or circumstance that puts one in a favorable position
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A right or claim to the ownership of something
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The practice or method of imposing strict rules of behavior on other people
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A sequence of actions regularly followed
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Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment, especially through the exercise of authority
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A limiting condition, rule or measure
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A state in which the laws and rules regulating public behavior are observed
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Great embarrassment and shame
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A plan or course of action taken to achieve a particular purpose
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The act of regimenting
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Fake pill
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The act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole
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The consequence brought about by a particular event
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The ability to use or control something
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The trait of being taciturn
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Exclusive control over the trade or production of a commodity or service through exclusive possession
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Situation of control
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The effectiveness of an action or skill at a particular or specific time
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The treatment of people in a fatherly manner, especially by caring for them but sometimes being stern with them
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A person employed to secretly obtain information on an enemy or competitor
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The ability to express oneself easily and articulately
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The way in which something is placed or arranged, especially in relation to other things
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The action or process of regulating or being regulated
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(usually used in plural form "pains") Effort expended towards a particular objective
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The capability of a person or argument to convince or persuade someone to accept a desired way of thinking
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(of a device or system) The way in which something works
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Violent or forcible action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will
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Refinement or grace in one's appearance or comportment
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The action of entering and taking control of a building
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Rigorous or stern control
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Standardization, act of imposing standards or norms or rules or regulations
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A foot-operated pedal or lever that generates circular motion
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Habitual or customary practice, especially as creating a right, obligation, or standard
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A permanent unit of an army typically commanded by a lieutenant colonel and divided into several companies, squadrons, or batteries and often into two battalions
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Firmness of conviction
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Shrewdness or guile in one's choices or actions
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A government authority or licence conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention
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To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
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“War can no longer control the people with fear. The people must control the majority of their lives.”
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To operate a machine or device
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“Allow me to control this flying contraption while you sit there and flounder about.”
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To restrain or to keep in check
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“I'm now better able to control my temper with self-talk.”
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To defeat, subdue or overcome with superior strength
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To affect or exert an influence on
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To regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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To gain influence by corrupt means or intimidation
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To obtain, arrange, or achieve by indirect, complicated or intensive efforts