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take over


Synonyms and Antonyms of take over

  1. 1 to serve as a replacement usually for a time only <I'll take over for her until she gets back from her morning break> Synonyms fill in, pinch-hit, stand in, step in, sub, substitute, coverRelated Words understudy; relieve, spell; double (as)

  2. 2 to take to or upon oneself <took over the responsibility of caring for the animals> Synonyms accept, bear, shoulder, assume, undertakeRelated Words adopt, embrace, take up; advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), espouse, stand by, support, uphold; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; reaccept, reassumeNear Antonyms abjure, recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; decline, refuse, reject, spurn, turn down; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); avoid, bypass, detour; abandon, abnegate, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; back down, back off, backtrackAntonyms disavow, disclaim, disown, repudiate

  3. 3 to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right <students protesting the war took over the college's radio station> Synonyms arrogate, commandeer, convert, expropriate, pirate, preempt, press, seize, appropriate, usurpRelated Words annex, attach, claim, confiscate, impound, repossess, sequester; assume, collar, grab, grasp, snatch, steal, wrench, wrest; despoil, loot, pillage; encroach, infringe, invade, occupy, preoccupy, trespass; embezzle, misapply, misappropriate, misuse, peculate

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