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to control

to control

/kənˈtɹoʊɫ/
verb
to have power over a person, company, country, etc. and to decide how things should be done
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Malaria in tropical Africa could be controlled in two ways.

First, it could be controlled by killing the parasites that cause the illness.

Malaria could also be controlled by stopping the mosquitoes.

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to govern

to govern

/ˈɡəvɝn/
verb
to regulate or control a person, course of action or event or the way something happens
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That's the law that currently still governs.

Or is it governed by the touchy-feely emotions and biases that all humans are subject to?

It governs all atomic bombs, building every molecule.

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to watch over

to watch over

/wˈɑːtʃ ˈoʊvɚ/
verb
to be in charge of someone or something and to protect them from any harm
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So that's the list of movies that I would watch over and over and over again.

who promises to watch over Sita, whenever the two brothers go out hunting.

But in one extraordinary case, a mother octopus watched over her brood for 53 months.

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to command

to command

/kəˈmænd/
verb
to have authority over or be in charge of a unit in the army
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Don't you think I have the right to command you?' '

It also implies that he can command the Air Force, even though it only mentions the Army and Navy.

This commanding approach has the greatest chance at success.

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to supervise

to supervise

/ˈsupɝˌvaɪz/
verb
to be in charge of someone or an activity and watch them to make sure everything is done properly
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Thus Indian states developed whole government departments to supervise the building and maintenance of irrigation systems.

The government failed to regulate and supervise the financial system.

And that meant they needed to invent organizational methods, including the middle manager--supervisors to supervise supervisors.

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to look after

to look after

/lˈʊk ˈæftɚ/
verb
to be in charge of someone and attend to their needs or to take care of something
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January said to May. 'Wife, go and look after him.'

You must look after me.'

He's the manager, and looks after all financial matters.

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to take care

to take care

/tˈeɪk kˈɛɹ/
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to deal with a task, problem, etc. or be responsible for a person

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to manage

to manage

/ˈmænədʒ/, /ˈmænɪdʒ/
verb
to be in charge of a team, organization, department, etc. and put the affairs in order
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Then one year he managed to get a new and better job at another university.

Although she could hardly speak, she had recently managed to express a wish to see me.

I am no bird, but a free human being,' and I managed to break away. '

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to lead

to lead

/ˈɫɛd/, /ˈɫid/
verb
to control and be in command of a group of people, company, etc.
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Another important factor that led to the enormous growth of the fast food industry was the automobile.

This sometimes leads to problems.

Research outside the laboratory further suggests that long-term sleep deprivation leads to greater susceptibility to motor vehicle accidents.

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to head

to head

/ˈhɛd/
verb
to lead or be in charge of an organization, team, etc.
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First he looked at the heads of many people.

He created a complex map of an average human head.

They said it was impossible to know a person's personality by analyzing head bumps.

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to run

to run

/ˈɹən/
verb
to manage and organize something such as a business, campaign, etc.
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"Run!" yells the team coach.

Additionally, autism seems to run in families.

Were Humans Born to Run?

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to administer

to administer

/ədˈmɪnəstɝ/
verb
to be responsible for a company, organization, etc. and manage its affairs, including financial matters
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The robes identify the judges' role in the courtroom and symbolize their authority to administer justice.

It can be administered in various different forms.

We like simple taxes that we can help taxpayers administer.

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to call the shots

to call the shots

/kˈɔːl ðə ʃˈɑːts/
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to have the position of authority or control

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to chair

to chair

/ˈtʃɛɹ/
verb
to act as the chairperson of a committee or meeting
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Because her question was, "Who put glue on my chair?"

The man was sitting in a chair, wearing a waterproof hat and coat.

When it had to move one of its draughts, it stood on its back legs on the chair.

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to moderate

to moderate

/ˈmɑdɝˌeɪt/, /ˈmɑdɝət/
verb
to be in charge of a debate or discussion or to chair an assembly such as a parliament meeting, council, etc.
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It's worth pointing out here that some meta-analyses suggest that antidepressants aren't any more effective than psychotherapy when symptoms are mild to moderate.

I think those kind of relative desires you need to moderate.

But as individuals, it's up to us to be able to moderate our desires.

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to preside

to preside

/pɹiˈzaɪd/, /pɹɪˈzaɪd/
verb
to have or act in an authoritative role in a ceremony, meeting, etc.
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I count it a notable honor that you have assigned to me the privilege of presiding at our deliberations.

The bill whose passage he'd presided over was renamed in his memory.

The Chief Justice presides over impeachment trials, and sometimes he gets to wear a special robe when this happens.

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to wield

to wield

/ˈwiɫd/
verb
to have a lot of power, influence, etc. and be able to use it
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Back in the US, police continued to wield it on protesters.

Although Thailand is a constitutional monarchy, the king wields much power.

You wield the power.

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to take charge

to take charge

/tˈeɪk tʃˈɑːɹdʒ/
phrase
to take control or responsibility of something or someone

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to handle

to handle

/ˈhændəɫ/
verb
to have the responsibility for directing a company, business, etc.
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We're handling it on the inside.

"There is no mention if they consulted professional subtitlers "on how they handle workflows.

I can't handle people dropping stuff loudly.

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to take over

to take over

/tˈeɪk ˈoʊvɚ/
verb
to take control and begin to be in charge of something
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Surviving islanders described to early European visitors how local chaos replaced centralized government and a warrior class took over.

A few soldiers went to Syria to tell Nuradin that the new vizier, Yusuf, wanted to take over Egypt.

Naomi is the 25th okami to run Ichiwa, taking over for her aunt 13 years ago.

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to arrogate

to arrogate

/ˈæɹoʊˌɡeɪt/
verb
to take control of something without any legal basis

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to assume

to assume

/əˈsum/
verb
to take or begin to have power or responsibility
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Each boy assumed he would be a farmer when he grew up.

And each girl assumed she would become the wife of a farmer in the community.

People walking through the city assume they are standing on a rock-solid place.

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supervisory

supervisory

/ˌsupɝˈvaɪzɝi/
adjective
relating to or having the responsibility of directing and watching a person or an activity
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SCADA stands for supervisory control and data acquisition.

The member today is Alexandra Geitz, who is a supervisory archivist.

I'm Nate Johnson, I'm the supervisory park ranger at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

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executive

executive

/ɪɡˈzɛkjətɪv/
adjective
using or having the power to decide on important matters, plans, etc.
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You've got the most powerful people of the executive branch, and they're essentially helpless.

I'm executive creative director for Acura, and today we're gonna talk about the NSX.

Since Ma became executive chairman in 2013, Alibaba's revenue has grown by 1,100%.

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to dictate

to dictate

/ˈdɪkˌteɪt/, /dɪkˈteɪt/
verb
to tell someone what to do or not do, in an authoritative way
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Bunnies had to follow strict rules dictated in their Bunny Manuals.

If the universe has no purpose, then we get to dictate what its purpose is.

But no matter what job we have, what it pays in terms of resources dictates our lifestyle.

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to boss around

to boss around

/bˈɔs ɐɹˈaʊnd/
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to tell people constantly what to do or how to behave, in an arrogant way

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to bid

to bid

/ˈbɪd/
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to try to achieve something
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And we can start the bidding here anywhere, $10,000, bid at $10,000.

Boston famously pulled it's bid for the 2024 Summer Games, after citizen group

And so the prices tend to get bid up to an enormous level.

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to decree

to decree

/dɪˈkɹi/
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to make an official judgment, decision, or order
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The constitution does not decree the right to keep and bare arms.

In 1555, the Peace of Augsburg decreed that whoever ruled would determine the religion of his territory.

The Parlements registered royal decrees and their members could sell their jobs to the highest bidder.

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to defy

to defy

/dɪˈfaɪ/
verb
to refuse to respect a person of authority or to observe a law, rule, etc.
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- Their badness has defied all logic.

Last May, Musk openly defied state shutdown orders by reopening his plant in Fremont, California.

Tesla has been known to defy the odds.

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to delegate

to delegate

/ˈdɛɫəˌɡeɪt/, /ˈdɛɫəɡət/
verb
to give part of the power, authority, work, etc. to a representative
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Can I delegate the acquisition of that information to someone else?

You delegate to people and you say check back with me before you do blank.

Learn to delegate.

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in the ascendant

in the ascendant

/ɪnðɪ ɐsˈɛndənt/
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having or gaining more popularity, power or influence

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in the driving seat

in the driving seat

/ɪnðə dɹˈaɪvɪŋ sˈiːt/
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being in charge of a relationship, situation, organization, etc.

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in the saddle

in the saddle

/ɪnðə sˈædəl/
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being in a position of responsibility, power or authority

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to bureaucratize

to bureaucratize

/bjˈʊɹɹoʊkɹˌæɾaɪz/
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to run or govern an organization or state based on complicated administrative procedures

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to rule the roost

to rule the roost

/ɹˈuːl ðə ɹˈuːst/
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to be in control and have absolute power in a group or in a situation

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to pull the strings

to pull the strings

/pˈʊl ðə stɹˈɪŋz/
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to secretly control a situation or people’s actions

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to see to

to see to

/sˈiː tuː/
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to attend to something particular
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What changes would you like to see to our beloved website?

Jennie sees to everything now.

So I have very clear views about what I want to see to kind of change the balance on the Supreme Court.

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to take the lead

to take the lead

/tˈeɪk ðə lˈiːd/
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to agree to be in charge of a situation

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in charge of

in charge of

/ɪn tʃˈɑːɹdʒ ʌv/
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being responsible for or having control of something

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on top

on top

/ˌɑːn tˈɑːp/
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in a winning situation or in control

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in control

in control

/ɪn kəntɹˈoʊl/
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having the power or ability to make decisions or manage something
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-And at that time, Robert was kind of the man in control of everything Shaggy.

There are at least five groups in control of swathes of the country, on top of countless militia.

Check out how huge the status bar is in control center.

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