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con·trol [kuhn-trohl] verb (w/object)
1. to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command.
2. to hold in check; curb.
3. to test or verify (a scientific experiment) by a parallel experiment or other standard of comparison.
4. to eliminate or prevent the flourishing or spread of.
5. obsolete. to check or regulate (transactions), originally by means of a duplicate register.
6. the act or power of controlling; regulation; domination or command.
7. the situation of being under the regulation, domination, or command of another.
8. check or restraint.
9. a legal or official means of regulation or restraint.
10. a standard of comparison in scientific experimentation.
11. a person who acts as a check; controller.
12. a device for regulating and guiding a machine, as a motor or airplane.
13. a coordinated arrangement of such devices.
14. prevention of the flourishing or spread of something undesirable.
15. baseball. the ability of a pitcher to throw the ball into the strike zone consistently.
16. Philately. any device printed on a postage or revenue stamp to authenticate it as a government issue or to identify it for bookkeeping purposes.
17. a spiritual agency believed to assist a medium at a séance.
18. the supervisor to whom an espionage agent reports when in the field.
[Origin: 1425–75; late ME controllen (v.) < AF contreroller to keep a duplicate account or roll, deriv. of contrerolle (n.). See counter, roll]
Synonyms::ascendancy, ascendency, check, command, continence, custody, dominance, domination, dominion, hindrance, jurisdiction, manipulation, mastery, power, preeminence, regulation, repression, restraint, sovereignty, stranglehold, subjugation, superintendence governance, suzerainty, tractability
bridle, check, clout, command, conduct, contain, curb, direct, discipline, dominate, domination, dominion, govern, grasp, guide, handle, harness, hierarchize, hold, influence, juice, jurisdiction, leash, manage, manipulate, mastery, monopolize, monopoly, ordinance, overlook, power, predominate, preside, regulate, regulation, rein, repress, restrain, rule, stage-manage, steer, subdue, subjugate, subordinate, superintend, supervise, sway
Antonyms::abandon, subjection, unrestraint
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cu·pid·i·ty [kyoo-pid-i-tee] noun
1. eager or excessive desire, esp. to possess something; greed; avarice.
2. to wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; — used in a good sense.
3. to long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
[Origin: 1400–50; late ME cupidite, cupiditās, equiv. to cupid(us)[<<protected by the red the black and the grEEn With A KEEY!] eager, desirous (cup(ere) to desire + idus + -itās -ity]
Synonyms: avarice, covetousness, craving, desire, greed, greediness, lust, passion, rapacity, yearning
taradiddle \tair-uh-DID-uhl\, noun;
1. a petty falsehood; a fib.
2. pretentious nonsense.
Synonyms: BS, babble, balderdash, baloney, bull, bunk, chatter, crap, drivel, foolishness, gibberish, hogwash, hooey, hot air, idle talk, jive, mumbo jumbo, palaver, poppycock, prattle, rubbish, silliness, stultiloquence, trash*, tripe
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