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English verb: take over

1. take over (possession) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymsarrogate, assume, seize, usurp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)annex, appropriate, capture, conquer, hijack, preoccupy, raid, seize

2. take over (social) take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities


SamplesWhen will the new President assume office?.


Synonymsadopt, assume, take on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take office


Narrower (hyponym)resume

3. take over (social) free someone temporarily from his or her obligations


Synonymsrelieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)discharge, free


Narrower (hyponym)spell

4. take over (possession) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person


SamplesI'll accept the charges.
She agreed to bear the responsibility.


Synonymsaccept, assume, bear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)carry-the can, face the music

5. take over (possession) take over ownership of; of corporations and companies


Synonymsbuy out, buy up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)buy, purchase

6. take over (social) do over


SamplesThey would like to take it over again.


Synonymsrepeat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, move

7. take over (possession) take up and practice as one's own


Synonymsadopt, borrow, take up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)accept, have, take

8. take over (possession) take up, as of debts or payments


SamplesAbsorb the costs for something.


Synonymsabsorb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fund









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