Controlled
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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