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Noun: takeover  'teyk,ow-vu(r)
  1. A sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
    - coup d'├ętat, coup, putsch
  2. A change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation
Verb: take over  teyk ow-vu(r)
  1. Take control of (without authority and possibly with force); take as one's right or possession
    - assume, usurp, seize, arrogate
  2. Take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    "When will the new President take over office?";
    - assume, adopt, take on
  3. Free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
    - relieve
  4. Take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
    "She agreed to take over the responsibility";
    - bear, accept, assume
  5. Take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
    - buy out, buy up
  6. Do over
    - repeat
  7. Take up and practice as one's own
    - adopt, borrow, take up
  8. Take up, as of debts or payments
    "take over the costs for something";
    - absorb

Derived forms: takeovers, taking over, taken over, takes over, took over

See also: accept

Type of: accept, act, buy, buyout, discharge, free, fund, group action, have, move, purchase, take, take office

Encyclopedia: Takeover