take over

(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
take charge, appropriate, buy out. See acquisition, authority.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To take control]
Syn. take charge, take command, assume charge, assume control, assume the leadership of; see also lead 1 .
2. [To seize control]
Syn. take the reins of, take the helm of, overthrow; see seize 2 .
3. [To convey]
Syn. transport, bear, move; see carry 1 , send 1 , 2 , take 10 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To seize and move into by force: occupy. See ATTACK. 2. To take upon oneself: assume, incur, shoulder, tackle, take on, undertake. See ACCEPT. 3. To free from a specific duty by acting as a substitute: relieve, spell3. See SUBSTITUTE.

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  • Take-over — auch: Take|over 〈[tɛıkoʊvə(r)] m. 6 oder n. 15; Wirtsch.〉 Kauf eines Unternehmens durch ein anderes mit dem Ziel, dessen Produkte zu übernehmen bzw. zu kontrollieren [engl. „Übernahme, Ablösung“] * * * Take over, Take|over [ teɪk|oʊvɐ , auch: …… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Take-over — Take over, auch Take|over [... ouvə] das; s, s <aus engl. take over »Übernahme« zu to take over »übernehmen«>: a) Kauf, Übernahme eines Unternehmens bzw. Übernahme der Leitung eines erworbenen Unternehmens; b) gewinnbringende Übernahme von… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • take over — (something) to get control of something. Believe me, your mother will take over your life if you let her! The new director made changes the minute she took over. We are ready to hand over power as soon as there is someone ready to take it over …   New idioms dictionary

  • take over — index accroach, annex (arrogate), appropriate, attach (seize), condemn (seize), confiscate …   Law dictionary

  • take-over — /te(i)&kover, ingl. ˈteɪkˌəuvə(r)/ [vc. ingl., dal v. to take over «assumere il comando, subentrare»] s. m. inv. (econ., di compagnia quotata in borsa) scalata, acquisizione …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • take over — ► take over assume control of or responsibility for. Main Entry: ↑take …   English terms dictionary

  • take-over — (izg. tȇjk ȏver) DEFINICIJA publ. uzimanje, preuzimanje vlasništva nad imovinom ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • take-over — index disseisin, sequestration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take over — phrasal verb Word forms take over : present tense I/you/we/they take over he/she/it takes over present participle taking over past tense took over past participle taken over 1) [intransitive/transitive] to begin to do something that someone else… …   English dictionary

  • take over — UK US take over Phrasal Verb with take({{}}/teɪk/ verb [T] (took, taken) ► [I or T] to begin to have control of something: »The firm was badly in need of restructuring when she took over. take sth over »The asset management company took over the… …   Financial and business terms

  • take over — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you take over a company, you get control of it, for example by buying its shares. [V P n (not pron)] A British newspaper says British Airways plan to take over Trans World Airways. [Also V n P] 2) PHRASAL VERB If someone takes… …   English dictionary

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