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  Definition of take over
  1. take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"
  2. take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
  3. 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"
  4. take on as one''s own the expenses or debts of another person; "I''ll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
  5. take up and practice as one''s own
  6. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
  7. free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
  8. do over; "They would like to take it over again"
Similar Words: absorb, buy out, buy up, assume, usurp, seize, arrogate, bear, accept, adopt, borrow, take up, take on, relieve, repeat

 

Hyponyms: annex, appropriate, capture, seize, conquer, preoccupy, raid, face the music, carry-the can, resume

 

Derivational Morphology: buyout, takeover, confiscation, arrogation, arrogator, coup d'etat, coup, putsch, usurpation, usurper, supplanter, assumption, laying claim, borrowing, adoption, stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in, relief pitcher, fireman, repeat, repetition, repeater

 

Anagrams: takeover, overtake

 

 
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