take control of

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See: accept, take
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The Libyan military police indeed managed to take control of the border post from the rebels of Zouara who had been taking control of it since the end of fights in the country.
The survey, conducted by Yankelovich, was commissioned by Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 diabetes education organization that offers programs to inform, motivate and empower participants to take control of their diabetes.
The viruses come with programs called "bots," which act like robots and allow the extortionists to take control of the infected systems and use them to attack their victims.
With inner motivation it is possible to take control of how one uses one's body, eats, uses substances such as nicotine and alchohol, manages stress, and so on and so forth, and make health promoting/disease preventing changes in the way one lives.