take over

Definitions of take over
  1. verb
    seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    synonyms: arrogate, assume, seize, usurp
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    take (territory) as if by conquest
    appropriate, capture, conquer, seize
    take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
    seize control of
    take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock
    capture after a fight
    colonise, colonize
    settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
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    take by force
  2. verb
    take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
    synonyms: buy out, buy up
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    buy, purchase
    obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
  3. verb
    take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    synonyms: adopt, assume, take on
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    assume anew
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    take office
    assume an office, duty, or title
  4. verb
    free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
    synonyms: relieve
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    relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn
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    discharge, free
    free from obligations or duties
  5. verb
    take up and practice as one's own
    synonyms: adopt, borrow, take up
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    accept, have, take
    receive willingly something given or offered
  6. verb
    take up, as of debts or payments
    synonyms: absorb
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    furnish money for
  7. verb
    take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    synonyms: accept, assume, bear
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    carry-the can, face the music
    accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions
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    take into one's possession
  8. verb
    do over
    synonyms: repeat
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    act, move
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
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