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Definition 1: take up, as of debts or payments - [verb of possession]

Samples where take over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • absorb the costs for something

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(take over is a kind of ...) furnish money for

"The government funds basic research in many areas"

Definition 2: take over ownership of; of corporations and companies - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for take over in the sense of this definition

(take over is a kind of ...) obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

"The family purchased a new car" "The conglomerate acquired a new company" "She buys for the big department store"

Definition 3: take up and practice as one's own - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for take over in the sense of this definition

(take over is a kind of ...) receive willingly something given or offered

"The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter" "I won't have this dog in my house!" "Please accept my present"

Definition 4: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person - [verb of possession]

Samples where take over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

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(take over is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of take over ) accept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions

Definition 5: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession - [verb of possession]

Samples where take over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

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(take over is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

(... is a kind of take over ) take (territory) as if by conquest

"Hitler annexed Lithuania"

(... is a kind of take over ) take possession of by force, as after an invasion

"the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants" "The army seized the town" "The militia captured the castle"

(... is a kind of take over ) occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance

"the army preoccupied the hills"

(... is a kind of take over ) seize control of

"they hijacked the judicial process"

(... is a kind of take over ) take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock

"T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies"

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(take over is a kind of ...) free from obligations or duties

(... is a kind of take over ) relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn

"She spelled her husband at the wheel"

Samples where take over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When will the new President assume office?

Synonyms for take over in the sense of this definition

(take over is a kind of ...) assume an office, duty, or title

"When will the new President take office?"

(... is a kind of take over ) assume anew

"resume a title" "resume an office" "resume one's duties"

Samples where take over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They would like to take it over again

Synonyms for take over in the sense of this definition

(take over is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

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