What does take over mean?

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take over

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  1. assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogateverb

    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 oververb

    take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

    "When will the new President assume office?"

  3. take over, relieveverb

    free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

  4. bear, take over, accept, assumeverb

    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 upverb

    take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

  6. repeat, take oververb

    do over

    "They would like to take it over again"

  7. adopt, borrow, take over, take upverb

    take up and practice as one's own

  8. absorb, take oververb

    take up, as of debts or payments

    "absorb the costs for something"


  1. take oververb

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

  2. take oververb

    to adopt a further responsibility or duty

  3. take oververb

    to relieve someone temporarily

  4. take oververb

    to buy out the ownership of a business

  5. take oververb

    to appropriate something without permission

  6. take oververb

    to annex a territory by conquest or invasion

  7. take oververb

    To become more successful than someone or something else.

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  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

Examples of take over in a Sentence

  1. Robert Crabtree:

    We now have a novel, large canine to take over that new role, the right size is going to be selected for us by biological evolution itself.

  2. Tom Saxlund:

    A lot of people are regretful they weren't fitter... but busy lives take over.

  3. Scott Morrison:

    I don't know what people have been watching all these months, it's very exciting, the world will be switching on, the NRL can take over.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We get a lot of bad court decisions from the 9th Circuit, which has become a big thorn in our side, we always lose, and then President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving lose again and again, and then President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving hopefully win at the Supreme Court, which we have done. But Supreme Court's a terrible thing when judges take over President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving protective services, when they tell President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving how to protect President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving border.

  5. Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir:

    They continued to take over the country, when they were virtually about to take over the city ... we had to step in.

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