take over

Primary Meanings of take over

1.
v
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
2.
v
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
3.
v
take up, as of debts or payments
4.
v
do over
Full Definitions of take over
1

v seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

Synonyms:
arrogate, assume, seize, usurp
Types:
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annex
take (territory) as if by conquest
appropriate, capture, conquer, seize
take possession of by force, as after an invasion
preoccupy
occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
hijack
seize control of
raid
take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock
carry
capture after a fight
colonise, colonize
settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
Type of:
take
take by force

v take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

Synonyms:
buy out, buy up
Type of:
buy, purchase
obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
2

v take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

Synonyms:
adopt, assume, take on
Types:
resume
assume anew
Type of:
take office
assume an office, duty, or title

v free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

Synonyms:
relieve
Types:
spell
relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn
Type of:
discharge, free
free from obligations or duties

v take up and practice as one's own

Synonyms:
adopt, borrow, take up
Type of:
accept, have, take
receive willingly something given or offered
3

v take up, as of debts or payments

Synonyms:
absorb
Type of:
fund
furnish money for

v take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

Synonyms:
accept, assume, bear
Types:
carry-the can, face the music
accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions
Type of:
take
take into one's possession
4

v do over

Synonyms:
repeat
Type of:
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

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