What does take over mean?

Definitions for take over

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word take over.

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"


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of take over in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of take over in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ayn Rand:

    I am leaving it as I found it. Take over. It's yours.

  2. Darby Conley:

    It's hard to take over the world when you sleep 20 hours a day.

  3. Paul McDade:

    As a smaller company, you're always going to be a take-over target.

  4. Melker Schorling:

    Ultimately they will take over but we do not have a specific timing for that.

  5. Harold Geneen:

    It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.

Images & Illustrations of take over

  1. take overtake overtake over

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