control [kuhn-trohl] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||ascendancy, authority, bridle, charge, check, clout, containment, curb, determination, direction, discipline, domination, dominion, driver's seat, force, government, guidance, inside track, juice, jurisdiction, limitation, management, manipulation, might, oversight, predomination, qualification, regimentation, regulation, restraint, restriction, ropes, rule, strings, subjection, subordination, superintendence, supervision, supremacy, sway, upper hand, weight, wire pulling|
|Antonyms:||helplessness, powerlessness, relinquishment, renouncement, weakness|
|Category:||2. COMPARATIVE QUANTITY; QUANTITY BY COMPARISON WITH A SIMILAR OBJECT|
superiority, majority; greatness; advantage; pull; preponderance, preponderation; vantage ground, prevalence, partiality; personal superiority; nobility (rank); Triton among the minnows, primus inter pares, nulli secundus, captain; crackerjack., supremacy, preeminence; lead; maximum; record; climax; culmination (summit); transcendence; ne plus ultra; lion's share, Benjamin's mess; excess, surplus (remainder); (redundance).
be superior; exceed, excel, transcend; outdo, outbalance, outweigh, outrank, outrival, out-Herod; pass, surpass, get ahead of; overtop, override, overpass, overbalance, overweigh, overmatch; top, o'ertop, cap, beat, cut out; beat hollow; outstrip; eclipse, throw into the shade, take the shine out of, outshine, put one's nose out of joint; have the upper hand, have the whip hand of, have the advantage; turn the scale, kick the beam; play first fiddle (importance); preponderate, predominate, prevail; precede, take precedence, come first; come to a head, culminate; beat all others, bear the palm; break the record; take the cake., become larger, render larger (increase) [more], (expand) [more].
superior, greater, major, higher; exceeding; great; distinguished, ultra; vaulting; more than a match for., supreme, greatest, utmost, paramount, preeminent, foremost, crowning; first-rate (important) [more], (excellent) [more]; unrivaled peerless, matchless; none such, second to none, sans pareil; unparagoned, unparalleled, unequalled, unapproached, unsurpassed; superlative, inimitable facile princeps, incomparable, sovereign, without parallel, nulli secundus, ne plus ultra; beyond compare, beyond comparison; culminating (topmost); transcendent, transcendental; plus royaliste que le Roi, more catholic than the Pope, increased (added to); enlarged (expanded).
beyond, more, over; over the mark, above the mark; above par; upwards of, in advance of; over and above; at the top of the scale, at its height., [in a superior or supreme degree] eminently, egregiously, preeminently, surpassing, prominently, superlatively, supremely, above all, of all things, the most, to crown all, par excellence, principally, especially, particularly, peculiarly, a fortiori, even, yea, still more.
"I shall not look upon his like again" [Hamlet]; deos fortioribus addesse [Tacitus]. [more]
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