Meaning of CONTROL in English

■ noun

1》 the power to influence people's behaviour or the course of events.

↘the restriction of an activity, tendency, or phenomenon.

2》 a device by which a machine is regulated: the volume ~.

3》 a person or thing used as a standard of comparison for checking the results of a survey or experiment.

4》 a member of an intelligence organization who personally directs the activities of a spy.

5》 Bridge a high card that will prevent the opponents from establishing a particular suit.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ling , ~led )

1》 have ~ or command of.


2》 [as adjective ~led ] (of a drug) restricted by law in respect of use and possession.

3》 ( ~ for ) take into account (an extraneous factor that might affect the results of an experiment).


in ~ able to direct a situation, person, or activity.

out of ~ no longer able to be managed.

under ~ (of a danger or emergency) being dealt with or contained successfully.


~lability noun

~lable adjective

~lably adverb

~ler noun

~lership noun


ME (in the sense 'verify accounts'): from Anglo-Norman Fr. contreroller 'keep a copy of a roll of accounts', from med. L. contrarotulare , from contrarotulus 'copy of a roll', from contra- 'against' + rotulus 'a roll'.

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