US: /kənˈtɹoʊɫ/
UK: /kəntɹˈə‍ʊl/

English Vietnamese dictionary

control /kən'troul/
  • danh từ
    • quyền hành, quyền lực, quyền chỉ huy
      • to have control over the whole district: có quyền hành khắp vùng
    • sự điều khiển, sự lái, sự cầm lái
      • to lose control over one's car: không còn điều khiển nổi cái xe nữa
    • sự kiềm chế, sự nén lại
      • to keep someone under control: kiềm chế ai, không thả lỏng ai
      • to keep one's temper under control: nén giận, bình tĩnh
    • sự kiểm tra, sự kiểm soát, sự thử lại; tiêu chuẩn so sánh (bằng thí nghiệm để xác định đúng sai)
      • control experiment: thí nghiệm kiểm tra
    • trạm kiểm tra (máy móc, ôtô, máy bay trên đường đi)
    • đoạn đường đặc biệt (ô tô phải tuân theo sự hướng dẫn như giảm tốc độ...)
    • (số nhiều) bộ điều chỉnh (hướng tốc độ của máy bay...)
    • hồn (do bà đồng gọi lên)
    • beyond (out of) control
      • không điều khiển được, không chỉ huy được, không làm chủ được
    • the situation is out of control: tình hình không ai làm chủ, tình hình hỗn loạn
    • to be under the control of somebody
      • bị ai điều khiển chỉ huy, bị ai xỏ mũi
    • to get (have, keep) under control
      • kiềm chế được, kìm lại được, làm chủ được
    • to go out of control
      • không điều khiển được nữa, không theo sự điều khiển (máy bay)
    • to have complete control of something
      • nắm chắc được cái gì, làm chủ được cái gì
    • to take control
      • nắm quyền điều khiển, nắm quyền chỉ huy
    • thought control
      • sự hạn chế tự do tư tưởng
  • ngoại động từ
    • điều khiển, chỉ huy, làm chủ
      • to control the traffic: điều khiển sự giao thông
    • kiềm chế, cầm lại, kìm lại, nén lại, dằn lại
      • to control oneself: tự kiềm chế, tự chủ
      • to control one's anger: nén giận
    • kiểm tra, kiểm soát, thử lại
    • điều chỉnh, qui định (giá hàng...)

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 [U] ~ (of / over sb/sth) the power to make decisions about how a country, an area, an organization, etc. is run: The party is expecting to gain control of the council in the next election. + The Democrats will probably lose control of Congress. + A military junta took control of the country. + The city is in the control of enemy forces. + The city is under enemy control. + The family has sold most of its shares and will lose control of the company.
2 [U] ~ (of / over sb/sth) the ability to make sb/sth do what you want: The teacher had no control over the children. + She struggled to keep control of her voice. + She lost control of her car on the ice. + He got so angry he lost control (= shouted and said or did things he would not normally do). + Owing to circumstances beyond our control, the flight to Rome has been cancelled. + The coach made the team work hard on ball control (= in a sport such as football).
limiting / managing
3 [U, C] ~ (of / on sth) (often in compounds) the act of restricting, limiting or managing sth; a method of doing this: traffic control + talks on arms control + government controls on trade and industry + A new advance has been made in the control of malaria. + Price controls on food were ended. + a pest control officer
in machine
4 [C, usually pl.] the switches and buttons, etc. that you use to operate a machine or a vehicle: the controls of an aircraft + the control panel + the volume control of a CD player + The co-pilot was at the controls when the plane landed. + a car with dual control(s) (= one set of controls for the driver and one for the instructor).
in experiment
5 [C] (technical) a person, thing or group used as a standard of comparison for checking the results of a scientific experiment; an experiment whose result is known, used for checking working methods: One group was treated with the new drug, and the control group was given a sugar pill. + The study showed that women with the disease have had fewer children than normal controls.
6 [sing.] a place where orders are given or where checks are made; the people who work in this place: air traffic control + We went through passport control and into the departure lounge. + This is Mission Control calling the space shuttle Discovery.
on computer
7 [U] (also control key [sing.]) (on a computer keyboard) a key that you press when you want to perform a particular operation
Idioms: be in control (of sth)
1 to direct or manage an organization, an area or a situation: He's reached retiring age, but he's still firmly in control. + There has been some violence after the match, but the police are now in control of the situation.
2 to be able to organize your life well and keep calm: In spite of all her family problems, she's really in control.
be / get / run / etc. out of control to be or become impossible to manage or to control: The children are completely out of control since their father left. + A truck ran out of control on the hill.
be under control to be being dealt with successfully: Don't worry-everything's under control!
bring / get / keep sth under control to succeed in dealing with sth so that it does not cause any harm: It took two hours to bring the fire under control. + Please keep your dog under control!
+ verb (-ll-)
have power
1 [VN] to have power over a person, company, country, etc. so that you are able to decide what they must do or how it is run: By the age of 21 he controlled the company. + The whole territory is now controlled by the army. + Can't you control your children? + a multi-national company based in Britain but controlled from South Africa
limit / manage
2 to limit sth or make it happen in a particular way: [VN] government attempts to control immigration + Many biological processes are controlled by hormones. + Try to control your breathing. + [V wh-] Parents should control what their kids watch on television.
3 [VN] to stop sth from spreading or getting worse: Firefighters are still trying to control the blaze. + She was given drugs to control the pain.
4 [VN] to make sth, such as a machine or system, work in the way that you want it to: This knob controls the volume. + The traffic lights are controlled by a central computer.
stay calm
5 [VN] to manage to make yourself remain calm, even though you are upset or angry: I was so furious I couldn't control myself and I hit him. + He was finding it difficult to control his feelings.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 command, dominate, direct, steer, pilot, hold sway over, rule, exercise power or authority over, govern, manage, lead, conduct, be in control (of), call the tune, guide, oversee, supervise:
Does she really control the future of the company?
2 check, hold back or in check, curb, repress, contain:
Try to control yourself.
3 suppress, put down, master, subdue, restrain, curb, manage:
They were totally unable to control the unruly teenagers.
4 command, direction, power, authority, leadership, management, guidance, supervision, oversight, charge; sway, rule, jurisdiction:
Turn control of the mission over to Mrs Beale. The court is under the control of the State.
5 restraint, check, curb, mastery, command, dominance, domination:
You must get better control over your emotions.
6 knob, button, dial, handle, lever, switch; device, mechanism:
This control opens the door to the safe.

Collocation dictionary

1 power over sb/sth


absolute, complete, full, total | effective, proper | close, strict
Weeds should be kept under strict control.
| direct | government, parental, political, state


have | assume, establish, gain, get, take, win
A military junta took control of the country.
| keep, maintain, retain
She struggled to keep control of her voice.
| lose, relinquish
He lost control of the car when he swerved to avoid a cyclist.
| wrest
attempts to wrest control of the town from government forces
| get out of, go out of
The car went out of control on the icy road.
| re-establish, regain
Enemy forces have now regained control of the area.
| give sb/sth
The idea is to give councils full control of their own budgets.
| exercise, exert
Editors do not exercise control over large sections of their newspapers.
| bring/get sth under
They soon got the situation under control.


beyond/outside your ~
Parking is outside my control.
| in ~ (of)
The elected government is back in control.
| out of ~
I had this feeling that things were out of control.
| under (sb's) ~
Everything is under control The department was under the control of Bryce Thompson.
| ~ over
They have little control over that side of the business.


circumstances beyond sb's control
The event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

2 limiting/managing sth


air-traffic, arms, birth, budgetary, cost, crowd, gun, pest, pollution, quality, rent, social, stock, traffic
The police are experts in crowd control.

3 (usuallycontrols) method of limiting/managing sth


strict, stringent, tight, tough | lax | border, export, price
calls for tougher export controls


impose, introduce
The government has imposed strict controls on new building.
| tighten
The country has tightened its border controls.
| ease, relax
plans to relax price controls
| lift, remove


~ on
They have introduced controls on public spending.

4 for operating a machine


remote | volume


Once we were in the air, I was allowed to take the controls.




at the ~s
Chief Air Officer Sedley was at the controls of the Boeing 707.


carefully, strictly, tightly
Conditions in the greenhouse are carefully controlled. Expenditure within the company is tightly controlled.
| effectively, properly | centrally, directly

Concise English dictionary

+power to direct or determine
+a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
+(physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc
+a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment
+the activity of managing or exerting control over something
+the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
+discipline in personal and social activities
+great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
+the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
+a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine
+a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance
+exercise authoritative control or power over
+lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
+handle and cause to function
+control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
+verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments
+verify by using a duplicate register for comparison
+be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
+have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of