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Wordnet 3.0


1. able to control or determine policy;
- Example: "a controlling interest in the firm"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Control \Con*trol"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Controlled; p. pr. & vb. n. Controlling.] [F. contr[^o]ler, fr. contr[^o]le.] [Formerly written comptrol and controul.] 1. To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] This report was controlled to be false. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern; to overpower. [1913 Webster] Give me a staff of honor for mine age, But not a scepter to control the world. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I feel my virtue struggling in my soul: But stronger passion does its power control. --Dryden. 3. to assure the validity of an experimental procedure by using a control[7]. [PJC] Syn: To restrain; rule; govern; manage; guide; regulate; hinder; direct; check; curb; counteract; subdue. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

controlling adj 1: able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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