1. succession, taking over, acquisition

usage: acquisition of property by descent or by will


1. assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate, take

usage: 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"

2. assume, adopt, take on, take over, take office

usage: take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"

3. take over, relieve, free, discharge

usage: free someone temporarily from his or her obligations

4. bear, take over, accept, assume, take

usage: take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"

5. take over, buy out, buy up, buy, purchase

usage: take over ownership of; of corporations and companies

6. repeat, take over, act, move

usage: do over; "They would like to take it over again"

7. adopt, borrow, take over, take up, accept, take, have

usage: take up and practice as one's own

8. absorb, take over, fund

usage: take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"

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