, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Controlled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Controlling.] [F. contrler, fr. contrle.]
[Formerly written comptrol and controul.]
1. To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute. [Obs.]
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This report was controlled to be false.
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2. To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern; to overpower.
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Give me a staff of honor for mine age,
But not a scepter to control the world.
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I feel my virtue struggling in my soul:
But stronger passion does its power control.

3. to assure the validity of an experimental procedure by using a control{7}.

Syn. -- To restrain; rule; govern; manage; guide; regulate; hinder; direct; check; curb; counteract; subdue.
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