What does the word control mean?

Usage examples for control

  1. It was all she could do to control herself. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  2. Mother: But it's something we all have to learn to control. – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  3. He turned to the control board. – This World Is Taboo by Murray Leinster