1. [ verb ] take control of; take as one's right or possession
Synonyms: usurp arrogate assume

"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"

Related terms: supplant take
2. [ verb ] take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
Synonyms: assume take_on adopt

"When will the new President assume office?"

Related terms: take_office resume assumption
3. [ verb ] take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
Synonyms: accept assume bear

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

Related terms: take face_the_music assumption
4. [ verb ] free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
Synonyms: relieve
Related terms: free stand-in
5. [ verb ] take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
Synonyms: buy_up buy_out
Related terms: buy buyout
6. [ verb ] take up and practice as one's own
Synonyms: adopt borrow take_up
Related terms: accept draw_on borrowing
7. [ verb ] do over
Synonyms: repeat

"They would like to take it over again"

Related terms: act ditto repeat
8. [ verb ] (military) take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion
Synonyms: seize conquer capture appropriate

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

Related terms: take capture annex carry conquest appropriator
9. [ verb ] (business) take up, as of debts or payments
Synonyms: absorb

"absorb the costs for something"

Related terms: fund
10. [ verb ] take after a conquest or invasion; as of land
Synonyms: usurp capture conquer assume arrogate seize
Related terms: take appropriate preoccupy carry annex raid assumption confiscation usurper usurpation
11. [ verb ] take (territory) by conquest
Synonyms: annex

"Hitler annexed Lithuania"

Related terms: take capture colonize
Similar spelling:   takeover