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verb as in curb, hold back


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Companies like Rice Up still promote rice cakes as a whole-grain option for weight control.

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I was talking about what we’re doing is under control, but I’m not talking about the virus.

Alexander also requested an extraordinary amount of control over the reports, asking that he be allowed to review them before publication and even make edits.

At the beginning, before anybody knew what it was, I spoke with President Xi, and he said, we are doing it well, we have it under control.

A month later, a Fox News poll found 70 percent of likely voters felt the pandemic was “not at all” or “somewhat” under control.

From there we took the train to Nice, France, but the French border control caught us and sent us back to Italy.

Spin control began, Florida-style: the opinion only covers some counties, some people, some times.

He seemed by all appearances perfectly happy to let the Republicans control the state senate.

The police cannot ultimately control public opinion unilaterally.

So not only will the GOP have control in the Senate, it will move the center of gravity on Capitol Hill hard to starboard.

Solely over one man therein thou hast quite absolute control.

In a few minutes, however, he had it again under control, and they soon reached the berg.

A certain amount of his ill-humour vented, Tressan made an effort to regain his self-control.

The nativesʼ anxiety to oust the Spaniards was far stronger than their wish to be under American, or indeed any foreign, control.

The marvelous improvements in mechanism and tone production and control in 1886 to 1913 by Robt.

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What are other ways to say control?

Control is either power or influence applied to the complete and successful direction or manipulation of persons or things: to be in control of a project. Authority is a power or right, usually because of rank or office, to issue commands and to punish for violations: to have authority over subordinates. Influence is a personal and unofficial power derived from deference of others to one’s character, ability, or station; it may be exerted unconsciously or may operate through persuasion: to have influence over one’s friends.

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On this page you'll find 376 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to control, such as: authority, curb, discipline, domination, force, and government.

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