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control

Pronunciation: /kənˈtrəʊl/

Translation of control in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-ll-)

  • 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 negocio
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (regulate) [temperature/rate/flow] controlar, regular; [traffic] dirigir*; [prices/inflation/growth] controlar
  • 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, dominar
    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] controlar
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

noun/nombre

  • 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 coche
  • 2 u and c (regulation, restriction) control(s) on/of sth control (masculine)de algo arms control control (masculine) de armamentos wage control(s) regulación (feminine) salarial or de salarios price control(s) control (masculine) de precios
  • 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)

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