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An authority or command over something or someone
“We all put faith in Kane as he seemed to have complete control over the situation.”
To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
“Allow me to control this flying contraption while you sit there and flounder about.”
To restrain or to keep in check
“If you don't control your client, we will have to adjourn.”
A part of a device used to manage the performance of a machine or system
“The volume control on the remote is going haywire.”
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.”
One's composure or state of calmness
“My patience is waning, and my control slipping, so you had better have a good reason for this incriminating photograph.”
A place where operations are managed
“We need to get a message out to mission control that our troops need to be pulled immediately.”
A benchmark by which something is evaluated
“This specimen will be used as the control against all the others.”
To be under the hold or grasp of
“His movement was stifled, as his entire body fell under the control of an evil wizard.”
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