seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession;
"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"
take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities;
"When will the new President assume office?"
free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person;
"I'll accept the charges"
"She agreed to bear the responsibility"
take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
"They would like to take it over again"
take up and practice as one's own
take up, as of debts or payments;
"absorb the costs for something"
- The company would then take over the accounts.
- The military took over the government.
- The firm has been taken over by an American conglomerate.
- I was assigned to take over your position.