control n

Fr. contrĂ´le, copy of a roll of account, etc., controlling or overseeing; see contra, adv.

  1. Power; command; management; means of restraint; area of influence; portion over which one has authority; function of directing and regulating.

control [-led] v

Fr.; see control, n.

  1. Command; govern; direct; regulate; keep in check; have in one's power; have authority over; exercise restraint or direction upon the free action of.
  2. Win; rule; gain ownership of.