Synonyms of 'control'
power to direct somethingThe first aim of his government would be to establish control over the republic's territory.
women who have reached positions of great power and influence
the winding-up of British rule over the territory
The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
the responsibility for its day-to-day management
The house was built under the direction of his partner.
In 1942 he took command of 108 Squadron.
the need for strict discipline in military units
They improve their performance under the guidance of professional coaches.
First-time licence holders have to work under supervision.
The British police have no jurisdiction over foreign bank accounts.
a region where humans have gained mastery over the major rivers
a curb or checkThere are to be tighter controls on land speculation.
A Bill of Rights would act as a restraint on judicial power.
There is a check on the number of people allowed in the venue.
They also have responsibility for the regulation of nurseries.
Illness had put a brake on his progress.
There is to be no limitation on the number of opposition parties.
He called for much stricter curbs on immigration.
He had a terrible temper, and sometimes lost control completely.
She kept her cool and managed to get herself out of the situation.
She faced her ordeal with admirable calmness.
We've been exercising self-restraint in our resistance to occupation.
They behaved with more restraint than I'd expected.
They praised him for his coolness under pressure.
to have power overHe now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.You should not let other people control you.
have power over,
He led the country between 1949 and 1984.
the feudal lord who ruled this land
Within two years, he was managing the store.
We cannot boss them into doing more.
She will direct day-to-day operations.
One report said the aircraft would become difficult to handle.
I decided to conduct an experiment.
No company should be permitted to dominate the market.
the French general who commands the UN troops in the region
Local fishermen piloted the boats.
They go to the polls on Friday to choose the people they want to govern their country.
What is it like to steer a ship of this size?
Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
Get a surveyor to oversee and inspect the various stages of the work.
One of his jobs was supervising the dining room.
He's a very difficult character. He manipulates people.
She was unable, for once, to manipulate events.
call the shots,
The directors call the shots.
call the tune,
Who would then be calling the tune in Parliament?
keep a tight rein on,
have charge of,
During the interval, he superintended a prize draw.
have (someone) in your pocket,
keep on a string
to limit or restrainThe government tried to control rising health-care costs.
to limit or restrainTry to control that temper of yours.
He grabbed my arm, partly to restrain me.
Today's meeting must focus on checking the spread of violence.
The city authorities said the curfew had contained the violence.
She needs to master her fears of becoming ill.
He must learn to curb that temper of his.
He forced himself to subdue and overcome his fears.
People who repress their emotions risk having nightmares.
I was constrained by family commitments.
I must learn to bridle my tongue.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past – Nineteen Eighty-Four]Who can control his fate? – Othello]
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in the sense of administer
to manage (an organization or estate)Next summer's exams will be straightforward to administer.
in the sense of authority
the power to command, control, or judge othersThe judge has no authority to order a second trial.
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