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Difference between Bring someone under control and Bring someone under one’s control

bring someone under controlsubject a person to restraint of behavior:

  • Princess Máxima tried to bring the children under control with a stern face, but failed at the attempt.

bring someone under one’s control—achieve dominion over a person; subject smb. to one’s authority:

  • The dictator was at last able to bring the army under his control.