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Meaning of TAKE OVER

Pronunciation:  teyk 'owvur

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  take by conquest; as of territory
  2. [v]  take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"
  3. [v]  take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
  4. [v]  take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
  5. [v]  seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "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"
  6. [v]  take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
  7. [v]  take up and practice as one's own
  8. [v]  take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
  9. [v]  free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
  10. [v]  do over; "They would like to take it over again"
 
 Synonyms: absorb, accept, adopt, adopt, annex, appropriate, arrogate, assume, assume, bear, borrow, buy out, buy up, capture, conquer, relieve, repeat, seize, take on, take up, usurp
 
 See Also: act, buy, carry, colonise, colonize, discharge, ditto, face the music, free, fund, have, move, preoccupy, purchase, raid, resume, take, take office

 

 

 

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