be in, be in force, be the rage, be the rule, be the thing, bestraddle, bestride, carry authority, clear, command, control, crack the whip, deprive of freedom, dictate, direct, disenfranchise, disfranchise, domineer, enslave, enthrall, govern, handle, have clout, have power, have the ascendancy, have the power, have the right, have the say, hold captive, hold down, hold in bondage, hold in captivity, hold in leash, hold in subjection, hypnotize, keep down, keep under, lead, lead captive, look down upon, make dependent, manage, master, mesmerize, obtain, outtop, overarch, overlook, overshadow, overtop, peonize, play first fiddle, possess authority, predominate, preponderate, prevail, reign, rise above, rule, rule the roost, subject, subjugate, subordinate, supervise, surmount, take captive, take the lead, top, tower above, tower over, twist, vassalize, wear the pants, wield authority
authorize, warrant, dictate, be at the head of, hold office, be in office, fill an office, hold master, occupy master, a post master, be master, have the upper hand, get the upper hand, have the whip, get the whip, gain a hold upon, preponderate, dominate
, rule the roost, boss, override, overrule, overawe, lord it over, hold in hand, keep under, make a puppet of, lead by the nose, turn round one's little finger, bend to one's will, hold one's own, wear the breeches, have the ball at one's feet, have it all one's own way, have the game in one's own hand, have on the hip, have under one's thumb, be master of the situation, take the lead, play first fiddle, set the fashion, give the law to, carry with a high hand, lay down the law, ride in the whirlwind and direct the storm, rule with a rod of iron.
have influence, be influential, carry weight, weigh, tell, have a hold upon, magnetize, bear upon, gain a footing, work upon, take root, take hold, strike root in, run through, pervade, prevail, dominate
, predominate, out weigh, over weigh, over-ride, over-bear, gain head, rage, be rife, spread like wildfire, have the upper hand, get the upper hand, gain the upper hand, have full play, get full play, gain full play, be recognized, be listened to, make one's voice heard, gain a hearing, play a part, play a leading part, play a leading part in, take the lead, pull the strings, turn the scale, throw one's weight into the scale, set the fashion, lead the dance.