Nouns (22)

n. the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
n. (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"
controller, control
n. 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"
control, restraint
n. discipline in personal and social activities; "he was a model of polite restraint"; "she never lost control of herself"
n. power to direct or determine; "under control"
mastery, control, command
n. great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
control condition, control
n. 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"
n. the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
n. a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
n. 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"
control, ascendency, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendance, dominance
n. 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"
n. [state characterized by restraint of freedom or exercise of power]

Verbs (12)

moderate, curb, check, contain, hold, control, hold in
v. 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"
control, master
v. have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"
v. verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account"
control, operate
v. handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"

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Fuzzynyms (187)

restriction, limitation
n. an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
n. fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring"
n. (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations
guardianship, tutelage, charge, care
n. attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
superintendence, oversight, supervising, supervision
n. management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
superintendence, oversight, supervising, supervision
n. management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
curb, check, bridle
n. the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"
confinement, restriction
n. the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary); "the restriction of the infection to a focal area"
n. the act of constraining; the threat or use of force to control the thoughts or behavior of others
aegis, protection, auspices
n. kindly endorsement and guidance; "the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council"
frigidity, frigidness
n. sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
taciturnity, reticence, reserve
n. the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
nonindulgence, asceticism, austerity
n. the trait of great self-denial (especially refraining from worldly pleasures)
abstention, abstinence
n. the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
continency, continence
n. the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
equanimity, calmness, calm, composure
n. steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
equanimity, calmness, calm, composure
n. steadiness of mind under stress; "he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity"
sang-froid, poise, cool, assuredness, aplomb
n. great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"
competency, competence
n. the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
n. the quality of having great facility and competence
n. the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"
n. the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
power, ability
n. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
genius, brilliance
n. unusual mental ability
natural endowment, talent, gift, endowment
n. natural abilities or qualities
hang, knack, bent
n. a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
wizardry, genius
n. exceptional creative ability
science, skill
n. ability to produce solutions in some problem domain; "the skill of a well-trained boxer"; "the sweet science of pugilism"
n. technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso
attainment, acquisition, acquirement, accomplishment, skill
n. an ability that has been acquired by training
workmanship, craftsmanship, craft
n. skill in an occupation or trade
superior skill
n. more than ordinary ability
n. a practical method or art applied to some particular task
self-confidence, self-assurance, sureness, authority, confidence, assurance
n. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
self-confidence, self-assurance, sureness, authority, confidence, assurance
n. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
fixation, obsession
n. an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
n. an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); "how you can do that is beyond my comprehension"; "he was famous for his comprehension of American literature"
trade stoppage, trade embargo, embargo
n. a government order imposing a trade barrier
power, office
n. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
n. the status of a leader; "they challenged his leadership of the union"
supremacy, mastery, domination
n. power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas"
rule, dominion
n. dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
sovereignty, reign
n. royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
n. a temporary monopoly on a kind of commercial trade; "a corner on the silver market"
vary, alter, change
v. become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
modify, alter, change
v. cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
v. make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
restrict, qualify
v. make more specific; "qualify these remarks"
cut back, curb, curtail, restrict
v. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
contract, narrow
v. make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
get accustomed, adapt, adjust
v. adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; "We must adjust to the bad economic situation"
compass, get the picture, grok, apprehend, grasp, dig, savvy, comprehend
v. get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
shew, show, establish, demonstrate, prove
v. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
v. obtain probate of; "prove a will"
affirm, support, substantiate, sustain, corroborate, confirm
v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
make up one's mind, determine, decide
v. reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
destine, specify, designate, intend
v. design or destine; "She was intended to become the director"
have in mind, think of, mean
v. intend to refer to; "I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France"; "Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!"
v. separate clearly, as if by boundaries
v. reveal its presence or make an appearance; "the ghost manifests each year on the same day"
assure, promise
v. make a promise or commitment
secure, assure, insure, ensure, guarantee
v. make certain of; "This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us"; "Preparation will guarantee success!"
characterise, characterize, qualify
v. describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of; "You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist"; "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"
v. give a definition for the meaning of a word; "Define `sadness'"
palm, handle
v. touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise"
v. put a bridle on; "bridle horses"
v. squeeze together
v. confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
repress, muffle, strangle, stifle, smother
v. conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
v. fit with a muzzle; "muzzle the dog to prevent it from biting strangers"
regularise, govern, order, regularize, regulate
v. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"

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Antonyms (6)

n. a dislike of anything that causes delay
n. the quality of lacking restraint
unconstraint, wantonness, abandon
n. the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"
v. make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing"


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