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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Control  \Con*trol"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Controlled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Controlling}.]  [F.  contr[^o]ler,  fr  contr[^o]le.] 
  [Formerly  written  {comptrol}  and  {controul}.] 
  1.  To  check  by  a  counter  register  or  duplicate  account;  to 
  prove  by  counter  statements;  to  confute.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  report  was  controlled  to  be  false.  --Fuller. 
 
  2.  To  exercise  restraining  or  governing  influence  over  to 
  check;  to  counteract;  to  restrain;  to  regulate;  to  govern; 
  to  overpower. 
 
  Give  me  a  staff  of  honor  for  mine  age,  But  not  a 
  scepter  to  control  the  world.  --Shak. 
 
  I  feel  my  virtue  struggling  in  my  soul:  But  stronger 
  passion  does  its  power  control.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  restrain;  rule  govern;  manage;  guide;  regulate; 
  hinder;  direct;  check;  curb;  counteract;  subdue. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  controlling 
  adj  :  able  to  control  or  determine  policy;  "a  controlling  interest 
  in  the  firm" 
  n  :  the  activity  of  managing  or  exerting  control  over  something 
  "the  control  of  the  mob  by  the  police  was  admirable" 
  [syn:  {control}] 




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