Translation of control in Spanish:
transitive verb -ll-
- 1 1.1 (command)(country/people/industry)his ambition to control the businessefercer control sobresu ambición de hacerse con el control del negocioExample sentences1.2 (regulate)
- 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)(disease/fire/vermin)you ought to control that temper of yours!to control oneself¡deberías controlar or dominar ese genio!2.2 (manage, steer)controlarsedominarse(vehicle/boat)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)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.
- 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.
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (command) to be in control who's in control here?they were now in complete control of the straits¿quién manda aquí?to gain control of somethingahora dominaban or controlaban completamente el estrechoto have/lose control of somethinghacerse con el control de algothe firm remains in the family's controltener/perder el control de algothe zone was under Arab controlla compañía sigue en manos de or bajo el control de la familiawe need only a few more shares to take control of the companyla zona estaba bajo el control or el dominio de los árabes1.2 (ability to control, restrain)solo necesitamos unas pocas acciones más para hacernos con el control de la compañía(authority)to be beyond somebody's controlproblems which are beyond the government's controlestar fuera del control de alguienescapar al control de alguiencircumstances beyond our control may lead to delaysproblemas que escapan al control del gobiernoshe was in complete control of herself throughoutcircunstancias ajenas a nuestra voluntad pueden ocasionar retrasosto be out of controlen ningún momento perdió el control or el dominio de sí mismato get out of control he brought his anger under controlestar fuera de controlthe epidemic is under control she struggled to keep the horse under controllogró controlar or dominar su irahe lost control of the horseluchó para mantener al caballo bajo controlhe lost control of himselfperdió el control del caballohe lost control of the carperdió el control or el dominio de sí mismoperdió los estribosse descontrolóperdió el control del cocheExample 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.
- 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.
- 2 uncountable and countable (regulation, restriction) See examples:control(s)
on/ ofsomethingarms control wage control(s)control (masculine) dealgoprice control(s)regulación (feminine) salarial or de salarioscontrol (masculine) de preciosExample sentences
- 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 (knob, switch)the volume/tone controlbotón (masculine) de control3.2el botón or control del volumen/tonoalso: controls plural(of vehicle)mandos (masculine plural)Example sentences
- 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) 4.2 countable (checkpoint)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 (in experiment) (before noun) control experimentcontrol groupexperimento (masculine) de controlExample 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.
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