Definitions of takeover

n a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation

hostile takeover
a takeover that is resisted by the management of the target company
friendly takeover
a takeover that is welcomed by the management of the target company
Type of:
acquisition of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock

n a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

coup, coup d'etat, putsch
October Revolution
the coup d'etat by the Bolsheviks under Lenin in November 1917 that led to a period of civil war which ended in victory for the Bolsheviks in 1922
a sudden and decisive overthrow of a government that gained power by a coup d'etat
Type of:
group action
action taken by a group of people

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