gaining control

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Noun1.gaining control - the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of propertygaining control - the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
acquiring, getting - the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"
usurpation - wrongfully seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority); "a succession of generals who ruled by usurpation"
arrest, taking into custody, apprehension, pinch, collar, catch - the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
conquering, conquest, subjection, subjugation - the act of conquering
enslavement - the act of making slaves of your captives
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Fears of a massacre in the city are growing, as Aleppo is the most populous of Syria's cities and gaining control of the area is key for Assad supporters.
He plans to retire after making an unprecedented deal to secure his financial future through gaining control of the U.
Once the invading forces are out of the country I could visualize a Saddam Hussein Party emerging with a revolutionary leader gaining control.
is a straightforward advice guide for lay readers about gaining control of one's financial independence and ensuring that one's wealth is properly handed down to one's heirs.
Mirrorsport recently revealed that Mileson - who was involved in a failed bid for control of Shamrock Rovers in the summer - was interested in gaining control of St Pat's or Bray Wanderers.
A device gaining control begins a "tenancy," which is the period in which the controlling device transports its frame or control data.
When the parents are in control of a corporate GP, there is a risk that a creditor with a claim against the parents will succeed in obtaining ownership of the stock, thereby gaining control over the partnership.
Since gaining control of the Panama Canal from the United States in 1999, the Panamanian government has embarked on an ambitious plan to modernize and improve service.
Banks and other noninsurance financial institutions have been gaining control of e-commerce customer relationships recently as part of their strategy to gain a greater share of the customer's wallet.