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A control panel, especially with gauges for monitoring a system
A mechanism used to operate a machine or system
The ropes, chains, etc., that support the masts and spars of a sailing vessel
A circular device used to steer or control a vehicle or machine
A hardware device designed to allow the user to play video games
The lever used to change gear in a vehicle
Plural for the process or act of managing, running or governing (something)
“We all put faith in Kane as he seemed to have complete control over the situation.”
Plural for control or dominance over someone or something
“His movement was stifled, as his entire body fell under the control of an evil wizard.”
Plural for a part of a device used to manage the performance of a machine or system
“The volume control on the remote is going haywire.”
Plural for proficiency or mastery in executing a task or skill
“He showed great poise and control whenever he had the ball, unlike the rest of his peers who bumbled about the field.”
Plural for 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.”
Plural for a place where operations are managed
“We need to get a message out to mission control that our troops need to be pulled immediately.”
Plural for a benchmark by which something is evaluated
“This specimen will be used as the control against all the others.”
To have in possession
To exert influence over or dictate the outcome of
“War can no longer control the people with fear. The people must control the majority of their lives.”
To operate a machine or device
“Allow me to control this flying contraption while you sit there and flounder about.”
To restrain or to keep in check
“I'm now better able to control my temper with self-talk.”
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