Synonyms for take over

Synonyms for (verb) take over

Synonyms: absorb, take over

Definition: take up, as of debts or payments

Usage: absorb the costs for something

Similar words: fund

Definition: furnish money for

Usage: The government funds basic research in many areas


Synonyms: take over, buy out, buy up

Definition: take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

Similar words: purchase, buy

Definition: obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

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


Synonyms: take over, seize, usurp, assume, arrogate

Definition: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

Usage: 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

Similar words: take

Definition: take by force

Usage: Hitler took the Baltic Republics; The army took the fort on the hill


Synonyms: bear, accept, assume, take over

Definition: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

Usage: I'll accept the charges; She agreed to bear the responsibility

Similar words: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks


Synonyms: take over, take up, borrow, adopt

Definition: take up and practice as one's own

Similar words: have, take, accept

Definition: receive willingly something given or offered

Usage: 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


Synonyms: assume, adopt, take on, take over

Definition: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities

Usage: When will the new President assume office?

Similar words: take office

Definition: assume an office, duty, or title

Usage: When will the new President take office?


Synonyms: relieve, take over

Definition: free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

Similar words: discharge, free

Definition: free from obligations or duties


Synonyms: take over, repeat

Definition: do over

Usage: They would like to take it over again

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: 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