Bedeutung von “control” im Essential American English Dictionary

control

verb us /kənˈtroʊl/ present participle controlling, past tense and past participle controlled

B1 to make a person or thing do what you want:

Can’t you control your dogs?

B1 to stop yourself from expressing strong emotions or behaving in a silly way:

You’re going to have to learn to control your temper.

to limit the number, amount, or increase of something:

They couldn’t control the spread of the disease.

to rule or govern an area:

The police controlled the country during the civil war.

(Definition von “control verb” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)