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having the power to make important decisions in an organization or government
in charge of people or activities
used about the power that executives have
someone who is responsible for someone or something is in charge of them and must make sure that what they do or what happens to them is right or satisfactory
if you are in charge, you have control over someone or something and are responsible for them
someone who is in control has the power to make decisions and decide what should happen
in a situation where you are in control or winning
in control of what is happening
used for emphasizing that a particular person has the power to decide what happens in a situation
in charge or in the position of a leader
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
the gear that you use for driving a vehicle very slowly
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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