- 1 1.1 (command) [country/people/industry] controlar, efercer* control sobre his ambition to control the business su ambición de hacerse con el control del negocioMore example sentences1.2 (regulate) [temperature/rate/flow] controlar, regular; [traffic] dirigir*; [prices/inflation/growth] controlar
- The whole point of a blog is that its author controls its content.
- In London, many people defied a request by police to avoid meeting in Trafalgar Square, where authorities often have trouble controlling the rowdier celebrants.
- By controlling influential committees, the Prime Minister can also ensure that he drives the policies of these committees.
- 2 2.1 (curb, hold in check) [person/animal] controlar; [disease/fire/vermin] controlar; [emotion] controlar, dominar you ought to control that temper of yours! ¡deberías controlar or dominar ese genio! to control oneself controlarse, dominarse 2.2 (manage, steer) [vehicle/boat] controlar; [horse] controlar, dominarMore example sentences
- Scientists believe they will be able to develop treatments for deafness due to the discovery of the gene they believe controls the process that enables us to hear.
- The researchers' initial goal was to learn what controls this process.
- This aspect of the process was controlled through separate instrumentation.
- 3 (check) [accounts/expenditure] controlarMore example sentences
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- In addition to the presidential race, November's election will determine which party controls the next Congress.
- A small number of states could determine which party controls the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
- If the election is as tight as it promises to be, they could well determine who controls the US Senate.
- By tightly controlling your blood sugar levels, intensive insulin therapy can help prevent long-term diabetes complications such as kidney damage.
- Mr Keaney said noise and dust generated by the quarry could be controlled by conditions limiting the hours of operation and the cleaning of the public roads.
- He also called upon the citizens to launch a green revolution to control increasing pollution levels in the City.
The PAN (Partido de Acción Nacional) is the political party that won the Mexican general elections in 2000, breaking the Partido Revolucional Institucional's record of 71 years in power. PRI - Partido Revolucionario InstitucionalPAN was founded in 1939 as a conservative alternative to President, Lázaro Cárdenas. It presents an image of being a defender of popular causes, but takes an individualistic approach to matters of education and property. Its traditional policies include limiting state intervention in the economy to a minimum and bringing about a greater rapprochement between the government and the church.
- 1 uncountable/no numerable 1.1 (command) control (masculine) to be in control mandar who's in control here? ¿quién manda aquí? they were now in complete control of the straits ahora dominaban or controlaban completamente el estrecho to gain control of sth hacerse* con el control de algo to have/lose control of sth tener*/perder* el control de algo the firm remains in the family's control la compañía sigue en manos de or bajo el control de la familia the zone was under Arab control la zona estaba bajo el control or el dominio de los árabes we need only a few more shares to take control of the company solo necesitamos unas pocas acciones más para hacernos con el control de la compañía 1.2 (ability to control, restrain) control (masculine); (authority) autoridad (feminine) to be beyond sb's control estar* fuera del control de algn, escapar al control de algn problems which are beyond the government's control problemas que escapan al control del gobierno circumstances beyond our control may lead to delays circunstancias ajenas a nuestra voluntad pueden ocasionar retrasos she was in complete control of herself throughout en ningún momento perdió el control or el dominio de sí misma to be out of control estar* fuera de control to get out of control descontrolarse he brought his anger under control logró controlar or dominar su ira the epidemic is under control la epidemia está bajo control she struggled to keep the horse under control luchó para mantener al caballo bajo control he lost control of the horse perdió el control del caballo, el caballo se le desmandó he lost control of himself perdió el control or el dominio de sí mismo, perdió los estribos, se descontroló he lost control of the car perdió el control del cocheMore example sentences
- He says that no matter how tough these guys appear there often comes a time when they lose control of their emotions.
- Sometimes I think that it would be good to be one of those people who are in total control of their emotions.
- She knew she was losing control over her emotions.
- 2 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable (regulation, restriction) control(s)
on/ ofsth control (masculine) dealgo arms control control (masculine) de armamentos population control control (masculine) demográfico wage control(s) regulación (feminine) salarial or de salarios price control(s) control (masculine) de preciosMore example sentences
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- The fact that they failed to do so was dictated to some degree by events outside their direct control.
- It is doubtful whether he had any particular control over the course of events.
- The director would not have day-to-day control or financial power over the other agencies.
- The market will become unfettered by regulation - the modest controls on the internet to protect consumers, for example, are to be dumped on the grounds that they impose burdens on business.
- The department, which is responsible for official controls on animal feed, did not disclose where the contaminated premixture was found.
- In the 1920s the state imposed controls on freight charges.
- 3 3.1 uncountable/no numerable (knob, switch) botón (masculine) de control, control (masculine) the volume/tone control el botón or control del volumen/tono 3.2(controls plural)(of vehicle) mandos (masculine plural)More example sentences
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- Parked cars were damaged when the driver of a car lost control on a roundabout and collided with them yesterday.
- It is understood that around 10 am, the driver of the car lost control after colliding with a lorry.
- Last December a car lost control and hit the wall near the village hall.
- Even the cheapest alarms have an on/off switch and a volume control, something that many people seem to forget.
- Voice dialling and other key phone functions can be activated using the vehicles' steering wheel controls.
- Many complain that the modern car is home to a confusing and unnecessary multitude of buttons, switches and controls.
- 4 4.1 (headquarters) (no article/sin artículo) control (masculine) 4.2 countable/numerable (checkpoint) control (masculine)More example sentences
- All this means is that passport control can verify that you are who you say you are.
- In the shop after passport control, some goods were being sold at high-street prices.
- If you get your visa in the UK before you go, you can skip this queue, go direct to passport control and be first in the baggage reclaim queue.
- 5 countable/numerable (in experiment) patrón (masculine) (de comparación) (before noun/delante del nombre) control experiment experimento (masculine) de control control group grupo (masculine) de controlMore example sentences
- Intact leaves selected the evening before the experiments served as controls.
- Compared with controls, significant results remained for deliberate self-harm in moderately and severely victimized individuals.
- Dr Duncan found that only one of the groups, the third group, showed any apparent effect in comparison with the control group.
- 6 uncountable/no numerable (skill, mastery) dominio (masculine)