the power to make decisions about how a country, an area, an organization, etc. is run
The party is expecting to gain control of the council in the next election.
The Democrats will probably lose control of Congress.
A military junta took control of the country .
The city is in the control of enemy forces.
The city is under enemy control .
the ability to make sb/sth do what you want
The teacher had no control over the children.
She struggled to keep control of her voice.
She lost control of her car on the ice.
He got so angry he lost control (= shouted and said or did things he would not normally do) .
Owing to circumstances beyond our control , the flight to Rome has been cancelled.
The coach made the team work hard on ball control (= in a ball game) .
often in compounds
the act of restricting, limiting or managing sth; a method of doing this
talks on arms control
government controls on trade and industry
A new advance has been made in the control of malaria.
Price controls on food were ended.
a pest control officer
the switches and buttons, etc. that you use to operate a machine or a vehicle
the controls of an aircraft
the control panel
the volume control of a CD player
The co-pilot was at the controls when the plane landed.
a person, thing or group used as a standard of comparison for checking the results of a scientific experiment; an experiment whose result is known, used for checking working methods
One group was treated with the new drug, and the control group was given a sugar pill.
a place where orders are given or where checks are made; the people who work in this place
air traffic control
We went through passport control and into the departure lounge.
This is Mission Control calling the space shuttle Discovery.
(on a computer keyboard) a key that you press when you want to perform a particular operation
to direct or manage an organization, an area or a situation
He's reached retiring age, but he's still firmly in control.
There has been some violence after the match, but the police are now in control of the situation.
to be able to organize your life well and keep calm
In spite of all her family problems, she's really in control.
to be or become impossible to manage or to control
The children are completely out of control since their father left.
A truck ran out of control on the hill.
to be being dealt with successfully
Don't worry─everything's under control!
to succeed in dealing with sth so that it does not cause any damage or hurt anyone
It took two hours to bring the fire under control.
Please keep your dog under control!
to have power over a person, company, country, etc. so that you are able to decide what they must do or how it is run
By the age of 21 he controlled the company.
The whole territory is now controlled by the army.
Can't you control your children?
to limit sth or make it happen in a particular way
government attempts to control immigration
Many biological processes are controlled by hormones.
Parents should control what their kids watch on television.
to stop sth from spreading or getting worse
Firefighters are still trying to control the blaze.
She was given drugs to control the pain.
to make sth, such as a machine or system, work in the way that you want it to
This knob controls the volume.
The traffic lights are controlled by a central computer.
to manage to make yourself remain calm, even though you are upset or angry
I was so furious I couldn't control myself and I hit him.
He was finding it difficult to control his feelings.
These are all words for sth that limits what you can do or what can happen.
the greatest or smallest amount of sth that is allowed
The EU has set strict limits on pollution levels.
the speed limit
( rather formal ) a rule or law that limits what you can do
There are no restrictions on the amount of money you can withdraw.
(often in compounds) the act of limiting or managing sth; a method of doing this
( rather formal ) a fact or decision that limits what you can do
We have to work within severe constraints of time and money.
( rather formal ) a decision, a rule, an idea, etc. that limits what you can do; the act of limiting sth because it is necessary or sensible to do so
The government has imposed export restraints on some products.
The unions are unlikely to accept any sort of wage restraint.
the act or process of limiting sth; a rule, fact or condition that limits sth
They would resist any limitation of their powers.
restriction, constraint, restraint or limitation?
These are all things that limit what you can do. A restriction is rule or law that is made by sb in authority. A constraint is sth that exists rather than sth that is made, although it may exist as a result of sb's decision. A restraint is also sth that exists: it can exist outside yourself, as the result of sb else's decision; but it can also exist inside you, as a fear of what other people may think or as your own feeling about what is acceptable.
道德 / 社会 / 文化制约因素
A limitation is more general and can be a rule that sb makes or a fact or condition that exists.
the activity of managing or exerting control over something
- the control of the mob by the police was admirable
(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
- the timing and control of his movements were unimpaired
- he had lost control of his sphincters
a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
- the speed controller on his turntable was not working properly
- I turned the controls over to her
discipline in personal and social activities
- he was a model of polite restraint
- she never lost control of herself
power to direct or determine
- under control
great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
- a good command of French
a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
- the control condition was inappropriate for the conclusions he wished to draw
近义词: control condition
the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
- they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls
a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
- measures for the control of disease
- they instituted controls over drinking on campus
the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
- her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her
have a firm understanding or knowledge of;be on top of
- Do you control these data?
be careful or certain to do something;make certain of something
- He verified that the valves were closed
- See that the curtains are closed
- control the quality of the product
近义词: see,check,insure,see to it,ensure,ascertain,assure
verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
- control an account
handle and cause to function
- do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol
- control the lever
control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
- She manipulates her boss
- She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up
- The teacher knew how to keep the class in line
- she keeps in line
近义词: manipulate,keep in line
exercise authoritative control or power over
- control the budget
- Command the military forces
lessen the intensity of;temper;hold in restraint;hold or keep within limits
- moderate your alcohol intake
- hold your tongue
- hold your temper
- control your anger
近义词: hold in,hold,contain,check,curb,moderate
check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
- Are you controlling for the temperature?