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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.

controlling

(kənˈtrəʊlɪŋ)
adj
1. finance having or attempting to exert control
2. trying to control others' behaviour in an inappropriate way
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.controlling - able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm"
dominant - exercising influence or control; "television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion"; "the dominant partner in the marriage"

controlling

adjective
Exercising controlling power or influence:
Translations

controlling

[kənˈtrəʊlɪŋ] ADJ
1. [factor] → determinante
2. (Fin) a controlling interestuna participación mayoritaria

controlling

adj attr factorbeherrschend; bodyAufsichts-; controlling companyMuttergesellschaft f; controlling interestMehrheitsanteil m

controlling

[kənˈtrəʊlɪŋ] adj (factor) → dominante

controlling

adj (person) controlador
References in classic literature ?
I've been trying to cure it for forty years, and have only succeeded in controlling it.
You can do nothing," said Hepzibah, controlling her agitation as well as she could.
The controlling factor was that they could not stay where they were--they had to go somewhere.
No, papa, I'm not nervous," said Eva, controlling herself, suddenly, with a strength of resolution singular in such a child.
Miss Temple had always something of serenity in her air, of state in her mien, of refined propriety in her language, which precluded deviation into the ardent, the excited, the eager: something which chastened the pleasure of those who looked on her and listened to her, by a controlling sense of awe; and such was my feeling now: but as to Helen Burns, I was struck with wonder.
In half an hour more Magdalen had changed her dress; had joined the guests; and had soared into an atmosphere of congratulation high above the reach of any controlling influence that Miss Garth could exercise.
And he took steps toward standardizing all telephonic apparatus by controlling the factories that made it.
There are two methods of curing the mischiefs of faction: the one, by removing its causes; the other, by controlling its effects.
When her old self can be manifest without any controlling force subduing or restraining her, or inciting her to action.
At first, I say, the handling-machine did not impress me as a machine, but as a crablike creature with a glittering integument, the controlling Martian whose delicate tentacles actuated its movements seeming to be simply the equivalent of the crab's cerebral portion.