control

control/ kənˈtroʊl /

verb (used with object), con·trolled, con·trol·ling.
to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command:
The car is difficult to control at high speeds.
That zone is controlled by enemy troops.
to hold in check; curb:
to control a horse; to control one’s emotions.

noun
the act or power of controlling; regulation; domination or command:
Who’s in control here?
the situation of being under the regulation, domination, or command of another:
The car is out of control.
check or restraint:
Her anger is under control.

Verb Phrases
control for, Statistics. to account for (variables in an analysis) by limiting the data under consideration to a comparison of like things:
to control for demographic factors.

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