take_over
1. [ verb ] take control of; take as one's right or possession
Synonyms: usurp arrogate assume
Examples:

"He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town" "he usurped my rights" "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

Related terms: supplant take
2. [ verb ] take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
Synonyms: assume take_on adopt
Examples:

"When will the new President assume office?"

Related terms: take_office resume assumption
3. [ verb ] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
Synonyms: accept assume bear
Examples:

"I'll accept the charges" "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

Related terms: take face_the_music assumption
4. [ verb ] free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
Synonyms: relieve
Related terms: free stand-in
5. [ verb ] take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
Synonyms: buy_up buy_out
Related terms: buy buyout
6. [ verb ] take up and practice as one's own
Synonyms: adopt borrow take_up
Related terms: accept draw_on borrowing
7. [ verb ] do over
Synonyms: repeat
Examples:

"They would like to take it over again"

Related terms: act ditto repeat
8. [ verb ] (military) take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion
Synonyms: seize conquer capture appropriate
Examples:

"the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants" "The army seized the town" "The militia captured the castle"

Related terms: take capture annex carry conquest appropriator
9. [ verb ] (business) take up, as of debts or payments
Synonyms: absorb
Examples:

"absorb the costs for something"

Related terms: fund
10. [ verb ] take after a conquest or invasion; as of land
Synonyms: usurp capture conquer assume arrogate seize
Related terms: take appropriate preoccupy carry annex raid assumption confiscation usurper usurpation
11. [ verb ] take (territory) by conquest
Synonyms: annex
Examples:

"Hitler annexed Lithuania"

Related terms: take capture colonize
Similar spelling:   takeover
  takeover_bid
  task_force
  take_for
  take_part
  take_form
  take_fire
  take_up_arms
  take_pride
  take_apart