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TAKE OVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does take over mean? 

TAKE OVER (verb)
  The verb TAKE OVER has 8 senses:

1. seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
2. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
3. free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
4. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
5. take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
6. do over
7. take up and practice as one's own
8. take up, as of debts or payments

  Familiarity information: TAKE OVER used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAKE OVER (verb)


Sense 1take over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

usurp; take over; arrogate; seize; assume

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "take over" is one way to...):

take (take by force)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "take over"):

annex (take (territory) as if by conquest)

appropriate; capture; conquer; seize (take possession of by force, as after an invasion)

preoccupy (occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance)

hijack (seize control of)

raid (take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2take over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

take over; take on; assume; adopt

Context example:

When will the new President assume office?

Hypernyms (to "take over" is one way to...):

take office (assume an office, duty, or title)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "take over"):

resume (assume anew)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3take over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

relieve; take over

Hypernyms (to "take over" is one way to...):

discharge; free (free from obligations or duties)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "take over"):

spell (relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 4take over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

take over; assume; bear; accept

Context examples:

I'll accept the charges / She agreed to bear the responsibility

Hypernyms (to "take over" is one way to...):

take (take into one's possession)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "take over"):

carry-the can; face the music (accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5take over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

buy out; buy up; take over

Hypernyms (to "take over" is one way to...):

buy; purchase (obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 6take over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Do over

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

repeat; take over

Context example:

They would like to take it over again

Hypernyms (to "take over" is one way to...):

act; move (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7take over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take up and practice as one's own

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

adopt; borrow; take up; take over

Hypernyms (to "take over" is one way to...):

accept; have; take (receive willingly something given or offered)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Sense 8take over [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take up, as of debts or payments

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

absorb; take over

Context example:

absorb the costs for something

Hypernyms (to "take over" is one way to...):

fund (furnish money for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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