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con·trol

 (kən-trōl′)
tr.v. con·trolled, con·trol·ling, con·trols
1. To exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; direct: The majority party controls the legislative agenda. See Synonyms at conduct.
2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate: rules that control trading on the stock market; valves that control the flow of water.
3. To hold in restraint; check: struggled to control my temper.
4. To reduce or prevent the spread of: used a pesticide to control insects; controlled the fire by dousing it with water.
5.
a. To verify or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or by comparing with another standard.
b. To verify (a financial account, for example) by using a duplicate register for comparison.
n.
1. Authority or ability to manage or direct: lost control of the skidding car; the leaders in control of the country.
2. One that controls; a controlling agent, device, or organization.
3.
a. An instrument.
b. controls A set of such instruments.
4. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb: a control on prices; price controls.
5.
a. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of a scientific experiment.
b. An individual or group used as a standard of comparison in a scientific experiment, as a group of subjects given an inactive substance in an experiment testing a new drug administered to another group of subjects.
6. An intelligence agent who supervises or instructs another agent.
7. A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium.

[Middle English controllen, from Anglo-Norman contreroller, from Medieval Latin contrārotulāre, to check by duplicate register, from contrārotulus, duplicate register : Latin contrā-, contra- + Latin rotulus, roll, diminutive of rota, wheel; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

con·trol′la·bil′i·ty n.
con·trol′la·ble adj.
con·trol′la·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.controlled - restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds; "controlled emotions"; "the controlled release of water from reservoirs"
restrained - under restraint
uncontrolled - not being under control; out of control; "the greatest uncontrolled health problem is AIDS"; "uncontrolled growth"

controlled

adjective
Tending to keep one's thoughts and emotions to oneself:
Translations

controlled

[kənˈtrəʊld] ADJ
1. (= restrained) [emotion] → contenido
she was very controlledtenía gran dominio de sí misma
she spoke in a controlled voiceal hablar, su voz no reveló lo que sentía
2. (= regulated) → controlado
controlled economyeconomía f dirigida
controlled explosionexplosión f controlada
3. (= restricted) [drug, substance] que se dispensa únicamente con receta médica

controlled

[kənˈtrəʊld] adj (= restrained) [person, manner] → réservé(e)

controlled

adj emotion, movement, voicebeherrscht; passiongezügelt; conditions, rentkontrolliert; pricesgebunden; temperaturegeregelt; controlled drugs or substancesverschreibungspflichtige Medikamente pl

controlled

[kənˈtrəʊld] adj
a. (emotion) → contenuto/a
she was very controlled → era padrona di sé
b. (Econ) controlled economyeconomia controllata
References in classic literature ?
Here there was a choke that couldn't be controlled, so he decapitated buttercups while he cleared his `confounded throat'.
He controlled a line of grain elevators in the little towns along the railroad to the west of us, and was away from home a great deal.
Placing their arms in the little vessel a dozen men clinging to its sides had trusted themselves to the direction of the canoe, which was controlled by two of the most skillful warriors, in attitudes that enabled them to command a view of the dangerous passage.
His face darkened with some powerful emotion, which, nevertheless, he so instantaneously controlled by an effort of his will, that, save at a single moment, its expression might have passed for calmness.
When little Antanas was born he had been at work, and had known nothing about it until it was over; and now he was not to be controlled.
She was, as he knew, wholly, and without any possibility of help or redress, in his hands; and yet so it is, that the most brutal man cannot live in constant association with a strong female influence, and not be greatly controlled by it.
In such ecstasies that he even controlled his tongue and was silent.
And if Rebecca had loved the rules of the school she would have controlled her thirst," finished Miss Dearborn with a kiss, and the two parted friends.
They walked along the road through the valley, and chiefly in silence, for Marianne's MIND could not be controlled, and Elinor, satisfied with gaining one point, would not then attempt more.
This grew to force--compressed, condensed, controlled.
Her grief burst out when she first saw me; but she controlled it soon, and spoke in whispers, and walked softly, as if the dead could be disturbed.
There was no doubt but that the grasshopper controlled an electric current intended to blow up the powder-magazine!

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