Definition of CONTROLLING

verb : CONTROLLING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces" ;

  • 3. (

    ) handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever" ;

  • 4. (

    ) maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line" ;

  • 5. (

    ) check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; "Are you controlling for the temperature?" ;

  • 6. (

    ) place under restrictions; limit access to by law; "this substance is controlled"; "that area is restricted to security personnel only" ;

  • 7. (

    ) verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; "control an account" ;

  • 9. (

    ) have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?" ;

Adjective : CONTROLLING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm" ;


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