take control (of someone or something)

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take control (of someone or something)

To gain, assume, or exercise the ability or authority to manage, direct, or influence something. Things have been running a lot smoother ever since Sarah took control of the project. You really need to take control of your staff, John. Their mistakes are costing this company a lot of money! I know I need to take control, but my kids are really difficult to manage.
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take control of someone or something

to get the power and right to direct someone or something. I will take control of him and see that he does what I want. Will you take control of the Wilson project?
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Richard was a mere child when he came to the throne and after a while five lords, among whom were his uncle, the Duke of Gloucester (also called in the play Woodstock), and Bolingbroke, took control of the government.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Damascus Army continued its military operations in Southern Idlib, and took control of new military points in the surrounding areas of Khan Sheikhoun as it tightened its grip over the strategic city.
But the project was thrown out by the Dudley Labour Group which took control of the council in September.
At the time, it took control of the area up to 10,000 meters above sea level, while the service and control of the airspace of Bosnia and Herzegovina above this altitude continued to be provided by the providers of neighboring countries and, accordingly, they have continued to collect revenues.
The Yemeni forces took control of a mountain range that included the mountains of Abu Tarab, Abu Salem, Bazel, and Kufiya in the southwest of Mazhar in Baqem province, SABA quoted forces spokesperson Fayez Al-Saadi as saying.
The peacekeeping mission was set up in 2012 after Islamist militants took control of much of the country.
Yemen's National Army took control of a vital road in western province of Taiz, south-west of Yemen, Saudi press agency reported on Monday.
Aden, Rajab 26, 1439, Apr 12, 2018, SPA -- The Yemeni army today took control of new positions in Kataf district, northwest of Saada government, the main stronghold of Al-Houthi militia.
Yemen's national army took control of new areas in the Saada province.
Taliban gunmen took control of Janikhail district of Paktia early Tuesday morning after three days of heavy gunfire with the security forces.
The Maute group, which has pledged loyalty to the Islamic State, previously took control of Butig town since last week, prompting the military to launch its operations.
Mosul / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The security forces took control of the government complex building in central Qayyarah south of Mosul.
Working from aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Major Peake took control of the ExoMars rover, guiding it around the fake rocky landscape in the hangar at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage.
Amelia - from Solihull, West Mids - said she was thinking of him as she took control of the singleengine Piper Warrior.
Wirral forwards then took control of the tight game with solid scrummaging and gained some good yardage from driving mauls.