Definition of Gaining control
1. Noun. The act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property.
Generic synonyms: Acquiring, Getting
Specialized synonyms: Usurpation, Apprehension, Arrest, Catch, Collar, Pinch, Taking Into Custody, Conquering, Conquest, Subjection, Subjugation, Enslavement
Derivative terms: Capture, Seize
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Literary usage of Gaining control
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1. The Times and Young Men by Josiah Strong (1901)
"Now gaining control of natural forces made it possible to relieve the vital ... gaining control ..."
2. General Mathematics by Raleigh Schorling, William David Reeve (1919)
"CHAPTER XI gaining control OF THE FORMULA; GRAPHICAL INTERPRETATION OF FORMULAS 314. The formula. The formula has been defined as an equation which is an ..."
3. Psychic Control Through Self-knowledge by Walter Winston Kenilworth (1910)
"gaining control of this is gaining control of the entire personality. In the midst of ignorance, the soul, blessed with realization, shines forth. ..."
4. County and Township Government in the United States by Kirk Harold Porter (1922)
"Already state authorities are gaining control over school affairs, and districts are arbitrarily created hi order to facilitate school administration. ..."