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take over

take over

take over - Dictionary definition and meaning for word take over

Definition
(verb) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
Synonyms : arrogate , assume , seize , usurp
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
Synonyms : adopt , assume , take on
Example Sentence
  • When will the new President assume office?

Definition
(verb) free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
Synonyms : relieve

Definition
(verb) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
Synonyms : accept , assume , bear
Example Sentence
  • I'll accept the charges
  • She agreed to bear the responsibility

Definition
(verb) take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
Synonyms : buy out , buy up

Definition
(verb) do over
Synonyms : repeat
Example Sentence
  • They would like to take it over again

Definition
(verb) take up and practice as one's own
Synonyms : adopt , borrow , take up

Definition
(verb) take up, as of debts or payments
Synonyms : absorb
Example Sentence
  • absorb the costs for something

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