|1.||[ verb ] take control of; take as one's right or possession|
|Synonyms:||usurp arrogate assume|
"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|
"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|
"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|
|Related terms:||free stand-in|
|5.||[ verb ] take over ownership of; of corporations and companies|
|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|
"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|
"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|
"absorb the costs for something"
|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|
"Hitler annexed Lithuania"
|Related terms:||take capture colonize|