Control and Reserve


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Control noun – A mechanism for adjusting the operation of a device, machine, or system.
Reserve is a synonym for control in possession topic. In some cases you can use "Reserve" instead the word "Control" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like restraint.
Nearby Words: controlled, controlling, controller, controllable
Synonyms for Control


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Reserve noun – The checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others.
Usage example: the salesclerk showed great reserve in dealing with the unreasonable demands of the angry customer

Control is a synonym for reserve in possession topic. Sometimes you can use "Control" instead the word "Reserve" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as restraint.
Nearby Words: reserved, reservation, reserving, reservist
Synonyms for Reserve

How words are described

emotional emotional control emotional reserve
human human control human reserve
good good control good reserve
full full control full reserve
Other adjectives: special, total, proper, new, universal, limited, greater, central, said.

Common collocations

rage control rage reserve rage
energy control energy reserve energy
time control time reserve time
anyone control anyone reserve anyone
Other nouns: everyone, powers.

Both words in one sentence

  • Unskilled, but Strong As he explains when he becomes Naruto's mentor, Naruto possesses such a large reserve of chakra (thanks to being the Nine-Tailed Fox's container) that he can more readily rely on raw-power ninjutsu instead of the more fine-control techniques his peers have learned.
  • Food Pills The Syndicate uses their control of the Caloric Reserve to consolidate their power, even if the rations tastes horrible.
    Source: Food Pills
  • Everything Is Online The heroes of Sneakers, with the super-chip they've just stolen, are able to access anything from the Federal Reserve to the national air-traffic control system.
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