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control
British English: /kənˈtrəʊl/
American English: /kənˈtroʊl/

Translation of control in French:

noun

  • 1
    uncountable (domination) (of animals, children, crowd, country, organization, party, situation) of de
    (of investigation, operation, project) of de
    (of others' behaviour) over sur
    (of life, fate) of, over de
    (of disease, pests, social problem) of contre
    to be in control of
    (territory, town)
    (operation, organization, project)
    (problem)
    to have control over
    (territory, town)
    avoir du pouvoir sur
    (animals, crowd, children, others' behaviour)
    (fate, life)
    to take control of
    (territory, town)
    prendre la direction de
    (operation, organization, project)
    prendre [quelque chose] en main
    (situation)
    to be under somebody's control, to be under the control of somebody
    (person)
    être sous la direction de quelqu'un
    (army, government, organization, party)
    être sous le contrôle de quelqu'un
    to be under control
    (fire, problem, riot, situation)
    être maîtrisé
    is the situation under control?
    est-ce que nous maîtrisons la situation?
    everything's under control to bring ou get ou keep [something] under control
    (animals, crowd, fire, problem, riot)
    to be out of control
    (animals, children, crowd, riot)
    être déchaîné
    (fire)
    ne plus être maîtrisable
    the situation is out of control
    la situation est devenue incontrôlable
    to let something get out of control, to lose control of something
    perdre le contrôle de quelque chose
    to be beyond ou outside somebody's control
    (animal, child)
    échapper au contrôle de quelqu'un
    the situation is beyond control
    la situation échappe à tout contrôle
    due to circumstances beyond our control
  • 2
    uncountable (restraint) (of self, appetite, bodily function, emotion, urge)
    to have ou exercise control over something
    maîtriser quelque chose
    to keep control of oneself, to be in control of oneself
    se maîtriser
    to lose control (of oneself)
    perdre le contrôle (de soi)
  • 3
    uncountable (physical mastery) (of vehicle, machine, ball)
    (of body, process, system)
    to be in control of
    avoir le contrôle de
    to keep/lose control of a car
    garder/perdre le contrôle d'une voiture
    to take control
    (of plane)
    prendre les commandes
    his car went out of control
    il a perdu le contrôle de son véhicule
  • 4 (lever, switch etc) (souvent pl)
    (on vehicle, equipment)
    (on TV)
    bouton (m) de réglage
    brightness/volume control (Television)
    bouton (m) de réglage de luminosité/du son
    to be at the controls
    être aux commandes
    before n (button, knob, switch)
    de commande
  • 5 (Administration, Economy) (regulation) cost/immigration control
    contrôle (m) des coûts/de l'immigration

transitive verb p prés etc -ll-

  • 1 (dominate)
    (council, government, market, organization, situation)
    (territory, town)
    (air traffic, investigation, operation, project)
    (road traffic)
    (Finance) (shareholder)
    être majoritaire dans
    (company)
  • 6 (in an experiment)
    (experimental material) against à

reflexive verb

  • also: p prés etc -ll-
    to control oneself
    se contrôler

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