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People are going to think and take things how they're going to take it, and I have no control over that, so it's kind of like biding time until you get your feedback. So, it's like, once the public can consume what you're putting out there, then you know. Then you know hit, miss, in between.
Phil Anselmo

Meaning of "control" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONTROL

From Old French conteroller to regulate, from contrerolle duplicate register, system of checking, from contre-counter- + rolleroll.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTROL

control  [kənˈtrəʊl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTROL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Control is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb control in English.

WHAT DOES CONTROL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of control in the English dictionary

The first definition of control in the dictionary is to command, direct, or rule. Other definition of control is to check, limit, curb, or regulate; restrain. Control is also to regulate or operate.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CONTROL

PRESENT

Present
I control
you control
he/she/it controls
we control
you control
they control
Present continuous
I am controlling
you are controlling
he/she/it is controlling
we are controlling
you are controlling
they are controlling
Present perfect
I have controlled
you have controlled
he/she/it has controlled
we have controlled
you have controlled
they have controlled
Present perfect continuous
I have been controlling
you have been controlling
he/she/it has been controlling
we have been controlling
you have been controlling
they have been controlling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I controlled
you controlled
he/she/it controlled
we controlled
you controlled
they controlled
Past continuous
I was controlling
you were controlling
he/she/it was controlling
we were controlling
you were controlling
they were controlling
Past perfect
I had controlled
you had controlled
he/she/it had controlled
we had controlled
you had controlled
they had controlled
Past perfect continuous
I had been controlling
you had been controlling
he/she/it had been controlling
we had been controlling
you had been controlling
they had been controlling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will control
you will control
he/she/it will control
we will control
you will control
they will control
Future continuous
I will be controlling
you will be controlling
he/she/it will be controlling
we will be controlling
you will be controlling
they will be controlling
Future perfect
I will have controlled
you will have controlled
he/she/it will have controlled
we will have controlled
you will have controlled
they will have controlled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been controlling
you will have been controlling
he/she/it will have been controlling
we will have been controlling
you will have been controlling
they will have been controlling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would control
you would control
he/she/it would control
we would control
you would control
they would control
Conditional continuous
I would be controlling
you would be controlling
he/she/it would be controlling
we would be controlling
you would be controlling
they would be controlling
Conditional perfect
I would have control
you would have control
he/she/it would have control
we would have control
you would have control
they would have control
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been controlling
you would have been controlling
he/she/it would have been controlling
we would have been controlling
you would have been controlling
they would have been controlling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you control
we let´s control
you control
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to control
Past participle
controlled
Present Participle
controlling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTROL


casserole
ˈkæsəˌrəʊl
decontrol
ˌdiːkənˈtrəʊl
drole
drəʊl
dual-control
ˌdjuːəlkənˈtrəʊl
enrol
ɪnˈrəʊl
parole
pəˈrəʊl
patrol
pəˈtrəʊl
payroll
ˈpeɪˌrəʊl
riot-control
ˈraɪətkəntrəʊl
rock-and-roll
ˌrɒkənˈrəʊl
role
rəʊl
roll
rəʊl
scroll
skrəʊl
stroll
strəʊl
telecontrol
ˈtɛlɪkənˌtrəʊl
Tirol
tɪˈrəʊl
troll
trəʊl
Tyrol
tɪˈrəʊl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTROL

contriver
control account
control chart
control column
control command
control commands
control experiment
control freak
control freakery
control grid
control group
control key
control knob
control mark
control panel
control point
control rod
control room
control stick
control surface

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTROL

air-traffic control
automatic frequency control
automatic gain control
birth control
climate control
cost control
credit control
cruise control
damage control
gun control
inventory control
pest control
petrol
process control
quality control
radio control
remote control
self-control
traction control
traffic control
volume control

Synonyms and antonyms of control in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CONTROL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «control» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of control

Translation of «control» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTROL

Find out the translation of control to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of control from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «control» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

控制
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

control
570 millions of speakers

English

control
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नियंत्रण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَـحَكُّم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

управление
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

controle
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিয়ন্ত্রণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

contrôle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kawalan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kontrolle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

支配
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

통제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kontrol
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự kiểm soát
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கட்டுப்பாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नियंत्रण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kontrol
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

controllo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kontrola
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

контроль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

control
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έλεγχος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

beheer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kontroll
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kontroll
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of control

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTROL»

The term «control» is very widely used and occupies the 915 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTROL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about control

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONTROL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word control.
1
Bashar al-Assad
The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.
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Phil Anselmo
People are going to think and take things how they're going to take it, and I have no control over that, so it's kind of like biding time until you get your feedback. So, it's like, once the public can consume what you're putting out there, then you know. Then you know hit, miss, in between.
3
Robert Foster Bennett
Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
4
Jan de Bont
I had a very strong-willed mother, who I totally adored. She was always in control of her life.
5
Jackson Browne
Very often it's really inconvenient - who you fall in love with. You can't really control it.
6
Yancy Butler
I've spent a lot of time and money trying to keep my anger in control.
7
Henry Charles Carey
It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.
8
George Cukor
As a professional, it pains me to watch a movie that is botched and amateurish. I prefer directors who have control of both their craft and their ideas.
9
Ann B. Davis
I think I'm lovable. That's the gift God gave me. I don't do anything to be lovable. I have no control.
10
Didier Drogba
People think footballers are all like robots - we can control everything on the pitch. But your heart is beating 200 times a minute; it's very, very physical.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTROL»

Discover the use of control in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to control and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in ...
The Culture of control charts the evolution of this approach to law and order--politically, legally, and in terms of the average citizen's view of criminal "others" and their civil liberties.
David Garland, 2002
2
Mind Control, World Control
Details the technology of mind control, discusses early C.I.A. experiments, and explores related topics including cults, conspiracies, UFOs, and alien abductions
Jim Keith, 1997
3
Control System Design: An Introduction to State-Space Methods
Addressed not only to students but also to professional engineers and scientists, this volume introduces state-space methods for direct application to control system design, in addition to providing background for reading the periodical ...
Bernard Friedland, 2012
4
A History of Control Engineering, 1930-1955
A survey of advances in the field of control engineering from 1930 to 1955, which traces the development of servomechanisms and the electronic negative feedback amplifier, and describes organizations which were developed during World War II ...
Stuart Bennett, 1993
5
Mind Control 101 - How to Influence the Thoughts and Actions ...
Why would someone write a book on mind control?
J. K. Ellis, Dantalion Jones, 2007
6
Control System Principles and Design
Designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate engineering students, this is an introduction to control systems, their functions, and their current role in engineering design.
Ernest O. Doebelin, 1985
7
Engineering Documentation Control Practices & Procedures
;This work is intended for mechanical, computer, design, manufacturing and civil engineers; program, purchasing and documentation and production control managers; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate and continuing-education students in ...
Elaine Monahan, 1995
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Agricultural Insect Pests of the Tropics and Their Control
Principles of pest control; Methods of pest control; Pest demage to crop plants; Biological control of crop pests; Chemical control of insect pests; Major tropical crop pests; Tropical crops and their; Pest spectra; General bibliography.
Dennis S. Hill, 1983
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More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control ...
For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central ...
John R. Lott, 2013
10
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
Media Control is an invaluable primer on the secret workings of disinformation in democratic societies. From the Audiobook Download edition.
Noam Chomsky, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTROL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term control is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Obamacare's big 'cost control' of birth control
Women with private health insurance who used an oral birth control pill saved an average of about $255 annually in out-of-pocket costs after ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
2
Colo. won't fund birth-control initiative despite success
DENVER – A much-heralded Colorado effort credited with significantly reducing teen pregnancy and abortion rates is searching for new ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
3
Birth-Control Costs Nearly Halved After Obamacare, Study Finds
Average out-of-pocket spending on birth control pills and intrauterine devices (IUDs) have dropped significantly since the Affordable Care Act ... «TIME, Jul 15»
4
La Quinta looking to county for animal control
La Quinta may soon be shifting its animal control services to Riverside County to alleviate some of the pressure on code enforcement officers. «The Desert Sun, Jul 15»
5
How to control Sonos from your Apple Watch
It's only natural if you own a Sonos speaker to begin looking for control it from your wrist. But you'll soon be disappointed as the Sonos app ... «CNET, Jul 15»
6
Richmond City Council to consider rent control proposal at meeting …
Both Martinez and Beckles are sponsoring a moratorium on landlords raising rent before the city can implement a rent control policy, though the ... «abc7news.com, Jul 15»
7
Oregon opts to dramatically expand women's birth control access
Oregon is poised to dramatically expand access to birth control after Governor Kate Brown signed laws that will allow women to get a yearlong ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
8
Groups sue Chicago suburbs for more gun control
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of civil rights activists on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against three Chicago suburbs to force them to take stricter ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
9
Pathfinder 4x4 roof tent pops up via remote control
It includes a remote-control auto-pitch system that expands the aluminum frame into shape in a matter of seconds. A simple push of the remote ... «Gizmag, Jul 15»
10
Kennewick council OKs pursuing return of Columbia River shore to …
Kennewick will continue to pursue control of portions of Columbia Park from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers while simultaneously pushing for ... «Mid Columbia Tri City Herald, Jul 15»

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