Translation of "control" - English-Arabic dictionary


noun uk /kənˈtrəʊl/ us /kənˈtroʊl/

[ no plural ] the power to make a person or thing do what you want

The new teacher has no control over the class.
He lost control of the car.
under control

If a situation is under control, things are happening in the way that you want them to

تَحْتَ السَّيْطَرة
Don’t worry – everything’s under control.
out of control

behaving very badly and not stopped by anyone

خارِج عَن السَّيْطَرة
The children were out of control.

a switch or other device used to operate a machine

Where’s the volume control on your phone?

a place where something official, usually a document, is checked

passport control
be beyond someone’s control

If something is beyond your control, you cannot influence or direct it.

خارج عن إرادتك / خارج نِطاق السيطَرة
There’s nothing we can do – the situation is beyond our control.
out of control

If something or someone is out of control, no one can influence or direct it or them.

خارج عن إرادتك / خارج نِطاق السيطَرة
The car skidded and went out of control.
take control

to start to rule or govern an area

يُسَيطَر عَلى
The dictator took control of the country in 1933.
verb uk /kənˈtrəʊl/ us /kənˈtroʊl/ present participle controlling, past tense and past participle controlled

B1 to make a person or thing do what you want

يَتحَكّم في
Can’t you control your dogs?
control something/yourself

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

يَتحَكّم في
They couldn’t control the spread of the disease.

to rule or govern an area

يُسيطِر عَلى
The police controlled the country during the civil war.

(Translation of “control” from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)