HyperDic: gaining_control

English > 1 sense of the expression gaining control:
NOUNactgaining control, capture, seizurethe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
English > gaining control: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property.
Synonymscapture, seizure
Narrowerapprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custodyThe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
conquest, conquering, subjection, subjugationThe act of conquering / conquering
enslavementThe act of making slaves of your captives
usurpationwrongfully seizing / seizing and holding (an office or powers) by force (especially the seizure of a throne or supreme authority)
Broaderacquiring, gettingThe act of acquiring something
Spanishconfiscación, decomiso, incautación
Catalancomís, confiscació, decomís

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