Can the verb "control" can be used instead of the verbs "adjust", "regulate", etc.

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Can the verb "control" can be used instead of the verbs "adjust", "regulate", etc.

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I have found this type of sentence on the Internet many times, but it seems that most of them are written by non-native English speakers.
I would like to know this usage of "control" is correct.
 

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Re: Can the verb "control" can be used instead of the verbs "adjust", "regulate", etc

I would say:
The temperature is set to 20dC(controlled by thermostat).
The temperature is maintained at 29dC.

I am not sure about using "controlled to (a temperature)".
 

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Re: Can the verb "control" can be used instead of the verbs "adjust", "regulate", etc

Ted, we don't abbreviate degrees Celsius to dC.

If like me you can't type 20℃, just copy and paste it.
 
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Re: Can the verb "control" can be used instead of the verbs "adjust", "regulate", etc

If like me you can't type 20℃, just copy and paste it.
You can also just write 20 C, provided the context can guide the reader to understanding that C means Celsius.
 
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