What does controlling mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. controllingadjective

    able to control or determine policy

    "a controlling interest in the firm"

Wiktionary

  1. controllingadjective

    Having control over a person or thing.

    His mother is very controlling.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Controlling

    of Control

Editors Contribution

  1. controllingverb

    Verb form of the word control.

    Controlling the budget was essential for the wedding and they did it easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of controlling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of controlling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of controlling in a Sentence

  1. Dave Mackay:

    The pilots are controlling what the vehicle does at any stage, it's all dependent on the pilot.

  2. Henry G. Stott:

    Engineering is the art of organizing and directing men and controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race.

  3. Amanda Seyfried:

    I always worry about people and how they use stoves. Which is just a controlling thing, [It’s] about the gas. You could so easily burn down something if you leave the stove on. Or the oven.

  4. Attorney Brian Coffman:

    The code of silence isn't just about not speaking, it's about controlling the narrative.

  5. Kurt Vonnegut, Sirens of Titan:

    A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.

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