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    take over

    take over - Dictionary definition and meaning for word take over

    Definition
    (verb) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    Synonyms : arrogate , assume , seize , usurp
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    Synonyms : adopt , assume , take on
    Example Sentence
    • When will the new President assume office?
    Definition
    (verb) free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
    Synonyms : relieve
    Definition
    (verb) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    Synonyms : accept , assume , bear
    Example Sentence
    • I'll accept the charges
    • She agreed to bear the responsibility
    Definition
    (verb) take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
    Synonyms : buy out , buy up
    Definition
    (verb) do over
    Synonyms : repeat
    Example Sentence
    • They would like to take it over again
    Definition
    (verb) take up and practice as one's own
    Synonyms : adopt , borrow , take up
    Definition
    (verb) take up, as of debts or payments
    Synonyms : absorb
    Example Sentence
    • absorb the costs for something
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