Definitions for take over

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate(verb)

    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"

  2. assume, adopt, take on, take over(verb)

    take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

    "When will the new President assume office?"

  3. take over, relieve(verb)

    free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

  4. bear, take over, accept, assume(verb)

    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 over, buy out, buy up(verb)

    take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

  6. repeat, take over(verb)

    do over

    "They would like to take it over again"

  7. adopt, borrow, take over, take up(verb)

    take up and practice as one's own

  8. absorb, take over(verb)

    take up, as of debts or payments

    "absorb the costs for something"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. take over(verb)ɪk

    to continue a job that sb else has started

    The new president takes over in September.

  2. take overɪk

    to get control of a government, country, company, etc.

    the year after the Communists took over


  1. take over(Verb)

    to assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp

  2. take over(Verb)

    to adopt a further responsibility or duty

  3. take over(Verb)

    to relieve someone temporarily

  4. take over(Verb)

    to buy out the ownership of a business

  5. take over(Verb)

    to appropriate something without permission

  6. take over(Verb)

    to annex a territory by conquest or invasion

  7. take over(Verb)

    To become more successful than someone or something else.

Translations for take over

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

take over

to take control (of)

He has taken the business over (noun; ˈtake-over ).

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