HyperDic: take_over

English > 8 senses of the expression take over:
VERBpossessiontake over, assume, usurp, seize, arrogateseize and take control without authority and possibly with force
socialtake over, assume, adopt, take ontake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
socialtake over, relievefree someone temporarily from his or her obligations
possessiontake over, bear, accept, assumetake on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
possessiontake over, buy out, buy uptake over ownership of
socialtake over, repeatdo over
possessiontake over, adopt, borrow, take uptake up and practice as one's own
possessiontake over, absorbtake up, as of debts or payments
English > take over: 8 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningseize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsassume, usurp, seize, arrogate
NarrowerannexTake (territory) as if by conquest
appropriate, capture, seize, conquerTake possession of by force, as after an invasion
hijackseize control of
preoccupyOccupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
raidtake over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock
BroadertakeTake by force
Spanishanexar, apoderar, capturar, confiscar, embargar, incautar, usurpar
Catalanapoderar, capturar, confiscar, embargar, incautar, usurpar
Nounstakeovera sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
English > take over: 8 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningtake on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsassume, adopt, take on
Narrowerresumeassume anew
Broadertake officeassume an office, duty, or title
Spanishadoptar, adquirir, asumir, tomar
Catalanadoptar, adquirir, assumir, prendre
English > take over: 8 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningFree someone temporarily from his or her obligations.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymrelieve
Narrowerspellrelieve (someone) from work by taking a turn
Broaderfree, dischargeFree from obligations or duties
Spanisheximir, relevar, salvar
Catalaneximir, rellevar, salvar
English > take over: 8 senses > verb 4, possession
Meaningtake on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsbear, accept, assume
Narrowerface the music, carry the canAccept the unpleasant consequences of one's actions
BroadertakeTake into one's possession
See alsotakereceive willingly something given or offered
Spanishaceptar, admitir, adquirir, asumir
Catalanadquirir, assumir
English > take over: 8 senses > verb 5, possession
Meaningtake over ownership of; of corporations and companies.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbuy out, buy up
Broaderbuy, purchaseObtain by purchase
Spanishcomprar, tomar posesión
Nounstakeovera change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation
English > take over: 8 senses > verb 6, social
MeaningDo over.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymrepeat
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishrecalcar, reiterar, repetir
Catalanrecalcar, reiterar, repetir
English > take over: 8 senses > verb 7, possession
Meaningtake up and practice as one's own.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymsadopt, borrow, take up
Broaderaccept, take, haveReceive willingly something given or offered
Spanishadoptar, apropiarse
Catalanadoptar, apropiar-se, manllevar
English > take over: 8 senses > verb 8, possession
Meaningtake up, as of debts or payments.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymabsorb
BroaderfundFurnish money for
See alsotakereceive willingly something given or offered
Spanishabsorber, asumir, hacerse cargo

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